The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad

So great. I wonder if they used them as calling cards.

 "Cultural constructions of femininity became highly centered on motherhood and the special bond between a mother and her children in the Victorian era.

As daguerreotypes became available, women began to pose breastfeeding their infants, capturing them in this most essential of maternal roles."  From Gwen Sharp on Sociological Images

 

 

 

 

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