1 photographic print : hand coloring ; image 24.1 x 18.9 cm., on mount 25.6 x 20.3 cm
Ca. 1880 - 1889
Title taken from print.
The photographer's original identification number, 102, and original title, Carrying Children, are printed in the bottom left corner.
In rural villages, young girls were frequently given the task of baby-sitting their younger siblings, or their neighbor's children, while the mother was busy working in the fields or around the house.
Two girls are carrying small babies on their backs in an outdoor setting.
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Partial purchase and gift of Henry and Nancy Rosin, 1999-2001
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560