M0006903: Mother breast feeding her child

1 May 1940
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M0006903: Mother breast feeding her child. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Previous title, replaced May 2020: Mother suckling her child.


Photograph of a drawing by Gotfried Schalcken, of a mother breast feeding her child. This reproduction was made during the VI International Congress for the History of Medicine held in Leiden 1927 at the Exposition d'art Medico-Historique and is described as Dessin [Drawing] 41, L'allaitement, in the exhibition catalogue. The original drawing is held by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.


1 May 1940

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 18 x 13 cm

Related material

A copy of the exhibition catalogue has been digitised by the National library of the Netherlands Catalogue d'une collection d'art medico-historique.


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

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Please consult the digitised version as this item is fragile. Email library@wellcomecollection.org to request access to the physical item.

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