“Threads of Feeling”.

At Transracial Eyes I gave this the keyword “resistance”, since it speaks of an action going against the status quo that we rarely hear about. I’m researching now into such acts of resistance if anyone has any leads in this regard.



When mothers left babies at London’s Foundling Hospital in the mid-18th century, the Hospital often retained a small token as a means of identification, usually a piece of fabric. Each scrap of material reflects the life of a single infant and that of its absent parent.

So reads the description of an exhibition of such tokens (lent by the Coram children’s charity in the UK [link]) at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum [link] in Colonial Williamsburg.

I’ll leave this open to any reactions you might have.

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About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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