Museum logo
Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2003.163.1
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content Color postcard by the National Probation League as a fundraising postcard to raise awareness of dependent children with epilepsy.
On back, "The profit form the sale of this card goes to the promotion of Judge McKenzie Cleland's Probation Plan to protect Chicago Homes and to prevent the breaking up families. You can help a good cause by buying these cards at 5c each." On the correspondence side,
"DEPENDENT CHILDREN suffering from epilepsy are sent to the County Poor House or to Jail. No other Institution in Illinois will take them. Many of them grow into dangerous criminals because they have no means of getting an education or learning a useful occupation of any kind. In the streets they exist, uncared for and untaught. Other States provide colonies and take care of their dependent children. The purpose of this post-card campaign is to inform all citizens of these awful conditions and to get something done that will provide proper care for these helpless children." Unused, divided back. Front depicts angelic woman (probably Saint) and blond cherub.
Title National Probation League Postcard
Collection Museum of DisABILITY