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  • W95056225?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Hall, Amy Laura, compiler and Keck, Andrew, compiler
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: On the first page of "Growing Up Protestant: Parents, Children, and Mainline Churches," Margaret Lamberts Bendroth sums up the problem of studying mainline Protestant culture in this way: "They are hardly an exotic group . . . Mainline Protestants are, in many ways, the neutral backing to the ethnic crazy quilt of American diversity, the mythical standard by which everyone else becomes an 'other.'" This database considers the backing of the crazy quilt by attention to images of mainline Protestant children and families in the U.S.,from denominational and non-denominational magazines dating from the 1920s to the 1970s. Images related to articles as well as advertisements were selected to consider the configurations of "responsible," "wholesome," and "productive" families. The images include depictions of family size and health, article-related images and advertisements on scientific nutrition, and other images related to scientific progress and proper domesticity. The researchers have also sought to consider ways that families who variously do not fit the norms are depicted within the magazines. These images will likely be relevant to studies in North American religious history, cultural history, and bioethics.
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    Creator: Phillips, Rebecca, author
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Photograph accompanying an article on the Robinson family, a family of fifteen. Depicts the mother and father with eight of their children, standing in front of their home. 1950. JPG file (185 KB)
  • Cn69mb363?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Muse Photo
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Photograph accompanying a short article entitled "Unusual Methodists." Depicts Mrs. Harry Findley, winner of the 1958 Mrs. America pageant, cooking and tending to her two daughters. 1957. JPG file (246 KB)
  • Wp988s038?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Miller, George P.
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Photographs accompanying an article about the Speirs family, a Methodist family from a mining town in South Dakota. Depict the mother and two daughters setting the table, the two sons preparing for school, and one of the sons at school. 1960. JPG file (199 KB)
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    Creator: Devaney, A. and Mace, Ed Stowell, author
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Photograph accompanying an article on prioritizing religious instruction in the home. Depicts a mother and son hugging in the kitchen. Includes caption: How can we explain "God is love," unless we create an atmosphere of love in the home? 1952. JPG file (186 KB)
  • Wm117v48x?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Fankhauser, Jerry, author and Barry, Al
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Illustration accompanying an article on the respective roles of men and women in the Bible. Depicts a pipe-cleaner doll ironing, in front of a large caption: Equal but different. 1967. JPG file (193 KB)
  • Bz60d335p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: N. K. Fairbank Company
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Advertisement for Gold Dust washing powder. Includes a drawing of a woman's hands washing dishes, while two miniature black infants help. (The infants seem to be "made up" like someone in blackface.) 1914. JPG file (137 KB)
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    Creator: Trushay
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Advertisement for Trushay hand lotion. Depicts a split photograph, the right side of which is a woman washing dishes, the left side of which is the same woman dressed for a party and being kissed by a man. 1950. JPG file (220 KB)
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    Creator: Mace, Ed Stowell, author and Gendreau, Philip
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Photograph accompanying an article on prioritizing religious instruction in the home. Depicts one boy standing in front of a wall with measurements on it, while another boy measures his height. Includes caption: How many inches long is the baby? How tall is Junior? We are always measuring the physical growth of our children. Are we as much interested in gauging their spiritual development? 1952. JPG file (149 KB)
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    Creator: Robertson, Earl R.
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Divinity School Library
    Description: Photographs accompanying an article on family life on a Navajo reservation. Photos depict a cinderblock building identified as the church, one Navajo family of four studying a Bible, and another Navajo family of four posing for the camera. 1952. JPG file (232 KB)