Forded into hard labor at the tender age of 14, Kathleen Legg’s only crime was being born out of wedlock. The Magdalene Laundries seemed the perfect solution to hide her “shameful secret”. She was sent to St Mary’s Training School, Stanhope Street, Dublin, where she lived and worked in horrific conditions. Here is Kathleen at the workhouse in Dublin aged 15.
old 19th century children photos - Children in front of a tenement in Dublin, Ireland. (late 1800's or early 1900's)
Child Labor by Lewis Wickes Hine....aw, look how little he is, poor little guy
The Woman Who Exposed Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries
L'irlandais,Deux Ans,Églises Catholiques,Irlande,Blanchisserie,Asile,Droits De L'homme,Gène,Birth Mother
Child Labor :: Young girls knotting a carpet. A glimpse of their life.
‘Margaret died of her slave-related injuries’: a Magdalene daughter shares her story http://www.thejournal.ie/margaret-died-o... “Margaret was committed to industrial school in 1954. She was 2 yrs 4 mths old. She left 49 years later in a coffin.”
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The Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry. From Washington Times Communities, describing a Magdalene Laundry that operated in Buffalo, New York. VIDEO depicts eerie on-location settings, with appropriately eerie Irish melodies serving as the sonic backdrop.
A photo from 1930 depicting a group of juvenile delinquents.These out of control, rebellious, young women are smoking, showing leg and probably not doing their homework. The shame! Two are even wearing men's hats. I've seen enough.