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Childbirth Collection

Background imageChildbirth Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Babies in a cabbage patch

Babies in a cabbage patch. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, born on St Swithins Day

Comic postcard, born on St Swithins Day Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: The Archaic Artemis

The Archaic Artemis, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and childbirth, associated with wild animals and woodland

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Two women chatting in the street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women chatting in the street Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, nurse, baby and new father - girl or boy? Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, nurse, baby and new father - girl or boy? Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Julia Pastrana

Julia Pastrana (1834 - 1860), from Mexico, a hairy woman who married a showman, Theodor Lent, but died in childbirth at Moscow (the child also died)

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg at tomb of Charlotte

Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg at tomb of Charlotte
Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg at the Tomb of his beloved Princess Charlotte, who died in childbirth at the age of 21. Date: 1817

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Lucina

Lucina
This oil painting depicts Lucina, a title given to the ancient Roman goddesses, Juno and Diana, who represented childbirth and acted as protection for women in labor

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Posada, The woman who gave birth to triplets, Mexico

Posada, The woman who gave birth to triplets, Mexico
The woman who gave birth to triplets, Mexico. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Blanche of Navarre (1137-1156). Sepulcher of Queen Blanche d

Blanche of Navarre (1137-1156). Sepulcher of Queen Blanche d
Blanche of Navarre (1137-1156). Queen Consort, wife of Sancho III, king of Castile. Sepulcher of Queen Blanche depicting her death giving birth to her son, the future King Alfonso VIII of Castile

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Blanche of Navarre (1137-1156). Death of the Queen giving bi

Blanche of Navarre (1137-1156). Death of the Queen giving bi
Blanche of Navarre (1137-1156). Queen Consort, wife of Sancho III, king of Castile. Death of the Queen giving birth to her son, the future King Alfonso VIII of Castile. Relief

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Le Morte D'Arthur

Le Morte D'Arthur
A scene from Le Morte D'Arthur, possibly either Igraine (Arthur's mother) or Merlin's mother who both died in childbirth Date: 1498

Background imageChildbirth Collection: WARWICK HOUSE 1811

WARWICK HOUSE 1811
The house facing us is Warwick House, residence of the ill- fated Princess Charlotte of Wales, who will sadly die in childbirth in a few years time. Date: 1811

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Condom store off South Street, Philadelphia : the variety available ranges from The Immaculate

Condom store off South Street, Philadelphia : the variety available ranges from The Immaculate Conception (Mary) to the Stealth Bomber Date: 1992

Background imageChildbirth Collection: AN EARL IS BORN, 1382

AN EARL IS BORN, 1382
The birth of Richard Beauchamp (1382-1439), earl of Warwick, in the manor of Salwarp in the County of Worcester (England) - doctor and servants perform their various tasks Date: 28 January 1382

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Couple with four babies Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Couple with four babies Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar, woman, baby and lodger

Comic postcard, Vicar, woman, baby and lodger Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, New father with maternity nurse

Comic postcard, New father with maternity nurse Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Men chatting in train compartment

Comic postcard, Men chatting in train compartment Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Woman, baby and vicar at baptism Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman, baby and vicar at baptism Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar, woman and five children

Comic postcard, Vicar, woman and five children Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Father not present at baptism Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Father not present at baptism Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Father of twins shaving

Comic postcard, Father of twins shaving Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Two babies in a pram - twins Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two babies in a pram - twins Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Woman with baby in a shop Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman with baby in a shop Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Two military women Date: early 20th century

Comic postcard, Two military women Date: early 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Crying woman holding a baby, with angry mother - Has anybody here seen

Comic postcard, Crying woman holding a baby, with angry mother - Has anybody here seen Kelly? Date: early 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy sitting on doorstep Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy sitting on doorstep Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, dilemma at baptism

Comic postcard, dilemma at baptism Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, six children altogether - Public Assistance Committee Date

Comic postcard, six children altogether - Public Assistance Committee Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, evacuee baby? WW2

Comic postcard, evacuee baby? WW2 Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, babys Christian name

Comic postcard, babys Christian name Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, two storks on a roof

Comic postcard, two storks on a roof Date: 20th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Comic postcard, Women Soldiers in the British Army, WW2

Comic postcard, Women Soldiers in the British Army, WW2. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageChildbirth Collection: The Monthly Nurse

The Monthly Nurse (a woman who looked after a mother and her baby after childbirth). Date: 1840

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Man holding a baby on a comic congratulations card

Man holding a baby on a comic congratulations card with pull tab, with a verse wishing him twenty more. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageChildbirth Collection: VISITING A BRETON MUM

VISITING A BRETON MUM
A Breton mother is visited by her neighbours, as she lies in the lit clos (enclosed bed, or cupboard-bed) typical of country homes in Bretagne. Date: circa 1900

Background imageChildbirth Collection: MEDIEVAL CHILDBIRTH 14C

MEDIEVAL CHILDBIRTH 14C
A nurse holds a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, while its mother rests in bed Date: 14th century

Background imageChildbirth Collection: BABY UNDER CABBAGE LEAF

BABY UNDER CABBAGE LEAF
Finding a baby beneath a cabbage leaf Date: circa 1820

Background imageChildbirth Collection: LEOPOLD OF SAXE-COBURG

LEOPOLD OF SAXE-COBURG husband (1816) of Princess Charlotte of Wales, heir to the British throne, who died tragically in childbirth 1817 Date: 1790 - ?

Background imageChildbirth Collection: BUT IS IT MINE ?

BUT IS IT MINE ?
- Yes, very nice - but whats to prove its mine ? Date: 1909

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Artificial Breastfeeding

Artificial Breastfeeding
A mother breastfeeds her child artificially with the device of Dr Auvard : inset, the device of Dr Bailly Date: circa 1880

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Pregnant Woman 1960S

Pregnant Woman 1960S
A young pregnant woman waiting at a bus stop with her shopping bags. Date: 1960s

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Baby in a pram on a cutout greetings card

Baby in a pram on a cutout greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageChildbirth Collection: History of medicine. Parturient. Painting. 15th century. Flo

History of medicine. Parturient. Painting. 15th century. Florence. Italy

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Baby-Farming

Baby-Farming
The baby-farmer waters his cabbage field. Date: 1906

Background imageChildbirth Collection: Bottle with female form and gold nose ring. Childbirth

Bottle with female form and gold nose ring. Childbirth scene. Viru Culture of the Chicama and Viru, Peru, 3rd c. A.D. Pre-Columbian art. Ceramics. PERU. Lima. Peruvian Gold Museum



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