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nastemancipation1863.jpg
The cartoon, drawn by Thomas Nast, shows the contrast between slave life (left) and the life promised to newly freed African Americans (right).

1905PoorHouseCensus.jpg
The 1905 census for the Orleans County Poor House.

OldCemetery1890.jpg
An account of the Poor House Cemetery submitted by Francis Dunham of the Orleans County Association of the State Charities Aid Association.

Infirmary3.jpg
The ground-breaking ceremony for the Orleans County Home and Infirmary. L-R: Milton Bowen (Clarendon), Justin Roberts (Shelby), Victor Hawkes (Welfare Commissioner), Harold Hill (Barre), William Knights (Ridgeway). Hill was chairman of the Orleans…

PoorHouse2.jpg
A photograph of the Orleans County Poor House showing the administrative building, male and female wings, and the newly completed hospital wing.

AlmsHouse2.jpg
A photograph showing the dedication of the newly installed hospital wing.

AlmsHouse11s.jpg
A photograph showing the dedication ceremony for the Orleans County Poor House Hospital Wing, completed in 1905.

Infirmary1.jpg
Plans showing the layout of the new county infirmary.

PoorHouse1930s.jpg
A photograph of the Orleans County Infirmary and Welfare Department.

PoorHouseParcel1833.jpg
A land deed between the Holland Land Company and the Orleans County Board of Supervisors for 94 acres of land on which to build a poor house.
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