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Foundling Girls at Prayer in the Chapel. Sophie Gengembre Anderson (French-born British, Oil on canvas. The Foundling Museum. This painting illustrates Foundling girls at prayer in the.

Tokens given by mothers to their children on leaving them at the Foundling Hospital. 18thCentury

Identification tags left with children at the foundling hospital. How many parents returned, searching for the token that would identify their long-left child?

Brunswick Square, London . The Statue of Captain Thomas Coram (c. 1668 – 29 March 1751) was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity.

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Brunswick Square, London . The Statue of Captain Thomas Coram (c. 1668 – 29 March 1751) was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity.

Boys marching out of the London Foundling Hospital for the last time, 1926.  Both the composer George Frideric Handel and the artist William Hogarth were governors of the home.

A home for London's abandoned children

The Girls Dining Room of the Foundling Hospital, 1773 By John Sanders 1750-1825

he Girls Dining Room of the Foundling Hospital, 1773 By John Sanders

A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken in July 1936 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.        The Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 by Thomas Coram (1668-1751), cared for orphaned, poor and homeless children. Today, the organisation 'Coram Family' continues to work with very vulnerable children.

A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken in July 1936 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald. The Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 by Thomas Coram (1668-1751), cared for orphaned, poor and homeless children. Today, the organisation 'Coram Family' continues to work with very vulnerable children.

Pupils baking together

Pupils baking together

A visit to the #Foundling Hospital

A visit to the Hospital

foundling hospital clothing

foundling hospital clothing

foundling+token | ... foundling hospital paris original canvas can be seen at the foundling hospital--heartbreaking

A detail from Henry Nelson O’Neil’s 1855 painting A Mother Depositing Her Child at the Foundling Hospital in Paris, on show at the London Foundling Museum’s forthcoming exhibition.


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