History in Photos

MY HISTORY

My passport picture taken in 1953.
My passport picture taken in 1953.

 

With my first-born, 1978.
With my first-born, 1978.

 

LIFE INSIDE THE REAL MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES

Ironing the sheets and garments front he universities, churches and hotels
Ironing the sheets and garments from the universities, churches and hotels
Women working beyond their limits.
Women working beyond their limits.
Girls rarely being allowed to take breaks.
Girls rarely being allowed to take breaks.
Behind those walls was a hell that not one would acknowledge.
Behind those walls was a hell that not one would acknowledge.
Girls, barely turned teenagers lived in the Laundries.
Girls, barely turned teenagers lived in the Laundries away from their families.

 

CHILDREN  IN IRISH ORPHANAGES

Lined up in cribs, often not taken out for days at a time.
Lined up in cribs, often not taken out for days at a time.
Getting them ready for presentation.
Getting them ready for presentation.
Dressing them up for "Adoption Day."
Dressing them up for “Adoption Day.”
These children's health records were destroyed, so they could never learn their health history.
These children’s health records were destroyed, so they could never learn their health history.

 

No wonder we were called the "lost children."
No wonder we were called the “lost children.”
Called waifs, and bastards.
Called waifs, and bastards.

 

PICTURES FROM THE FILM, THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES

 

The folding room
The folding room
Blessing of the washers in the Laundries.
Blessing of the washers in the Laundries.
Shame in the showers.
Shame in the showers.
The Reverend Mother
The Reverend Mother
The rage of the Sisters.
The rage of the Sisters.
The Shame and fear.
The shame and fear all over her face.

 

 

3 comments on “History in Photos

  1. Anne, this looks wonderful, and I love your photo. Here’s to a new adventures.

  2. Gayle Taylor Davis

    Your site is beautiful. I can’t wait to hold your book in my hands. 💜

  3. Hi Karen,
    I hope you will contact me one day soon and we can correspond. I have a few questions regarding the publishing process.
    Thanks so much. Vicki Thomas, Artist, Writer

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