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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Clinic for Infant Feeding

Clinic for Infant Feeding


Twelve women of various ethnic backgrounds, dressed in hats, coats, and dresses, stand on the sidewalk with their young children and infants outside the building at 112 Louis NW with the large sign indicating that it is the "Clinic for Infant Feeding." A nurse dressed in a white uniform and cap stands in the doorway. The two small Japanese-American boys with their mother in the center of the photo are Robert and James Seino Jr., the children of James and Karou Seino. There are five wicker baby carriages lined up on the sidewalk. One woman at the right of the door holds a milk bottle partially in a box attached to the wall., but it is uncertain whether she is supposed to be removing or depositing the bottle. Curtains cover part of the large glass windows fronting on the street.


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TitleClinic for Infant Feeding
FormatPhotograph 8 X 10 in.

Title from photograph.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. 141-10-17, Grand Rapids Historical Society Records Collections

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI.

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch

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