Item #66292 REVND. FR. FIELD WITH THE COLORED CHILDREN AT FOXBORO, THE HOME [manuscript title on verso of card, a reproduced photograph on card stock (4 x 4 ¼ inches), picturing Father Field in a grove of trees surrounded by 20 nicely dressed Black children.
REVND. FR. FIELD WITH THE COLORED CHILDREN AT FOXBORO, THE HOME [manuscript title on verso of card, a reproduced photograph on card stock (4 x 4 ¼ inches), picturing Father Field in a grove of trees surrounded by 20 nicely dressed Black children.

REVND. FR. FIELD WITH THE COLORED CHILDREN AT FOXBORO, THE HOME [manuscript title on verso of card, a reproduced photograph on card stock (4 x 4 ¼ inches), picturing Father Field in a grove of trees surrounded by 20 nicely dressed Black children.

A native of England, Father Field (1849-1929) took Holy Orders in 1872, and began mission work, first in Philadelphia in 1882, then in Boston in 1891, concerned foremost with the lives of children, in Boston with Black children. In 1900 he bought more than 100 acres of farmland near Foxboro, naming it “St. Augustine’s Farm for Coloured Children,” spending a good part of the rest of his life looking after orphans there. This card was probably used as part of a fund-raising appeal. Very good. Item #66292

Price: $65.00

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