Carrie's baby (Vivian), Charlottesville, with Mrs. John Dobbs, 1924

Title

Carrie's baby (Vivian), Charlottesville, with Mrs. John Dobbs, 1924

Description

Mrs. John Dobbs was the foster mother of Vivian Buck, Carrie's daughter. To demonstrate that the infant was an imbecile, like her mother and grandmother, Mrs. Dobbs waved a coin in front of Vivian's face and determined that the infant could not follow the coin with her eyes. This photo was used as evidence of her imbecility.

Date

1924

Rights

Arthur Estabrook Papers, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany Libraries.

Format

Photograph

Files

Vivian_Buck_150dpi.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Carrie's baby (Vivian), Charlottesville, with Mrs. John Dobbs, 1924,” Library of Virginia, accessed March 26, 2017, http://lva.omeka.net/items/show/50.