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Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 in. (21.9 x 28.3 cm)
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
July 1, 1987
A "Midwife's Certificate of Retirement" issued by the Virginia State Department of Health to Amanda Carter. The certificate has an intricate blue scalloped border and the pre-printed text in black ink has been completed with typewritten text also in black ink. Center text reads [THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED TO / AMANDA CARTER OF FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA / PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WHO HAS BEEN A MIDWIFE / FOR 35 YEARS. SHE HAS RETURNED HER PERMIT ON THIS / 1ST DAY OF JULY 1987 AND WILL NOT / ATTEND ANY OTHER CASES.]. It is signed at lower right by the directors of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and the local health department. The back is blank with no printing, marks, or inscriptions.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
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Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
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