Helpless Woman In Carriage

Melancholy but strong real photo postcard portrait of woman with dystrophy in modified baby carriage with iron reading stand on which sits a large open book. On verso: written in blue pencil: "June 12, 1882/I have been lying on this cot ever since the above date day and night entirely helpless." Addressed to Flora B. Staples in Elwood, Indiana. Stamp box: AZO ∆'s.

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