Wall Book Club Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm Wall Township Branch

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 17: Riding the Orphan Train

Wall Book Club Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm Wall Township Branch

Orphan Train. These children truly were victims - lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

Orphan Train. These children truly were victims - lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

Map of where Orphan Train Children where distributed. Mostly in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.

Map of where Orphan Train Children where distributed. Mostly in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.

Since many families did not want to take more than one child, some brothers and sisters riding on the Orphan Trains during the late 1800s and early 1900s had to be separated. When this happened, the organizations placing the children tried to keep siblings in the same area. This segment from the West by Orphan Train documentary includes archival photographs, historical re-enactments, a first-person account from Orphan Train rider Stanley Cornell, and an interview with Amanda Wahlmeier, fo...

Since many families did not want to take more than one child, some brothers and sisters riding on the Orphan Trains during the late 1800s and early 1900s had to be separated. When this happened, the organizations placing the children tried to keep siblings in the same area. This segment from the West by Orphan Train documentary includes archival photographs, historical re-enactments, a first-person account from Orphan Train rider Stanley Cornell, and an interview with Amanda Wahlmeier, fo...

Charles Loring Brace - Founder of the Children's Aid Society. Responsible for finding homes for over 150,000 orphaned children in the largest resettlement of children in American history - The Orphan Train 1853-1929

Charles Loring Brace - Founder of the Children's Aid Society. Responsible for finding homes for over 150,000 orphaned children in the largest resettlement of children in American history - The Orphan Train 1853-1929

The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that transported children from crowded coastal cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The orphan trains ran between 1854 and 1929, relocating an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that transported children from crowded coastal cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The orphan trains ran between 1854 and 1929, relocating an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

Some Orphan Train children were not so fortunate, and their lives became more miserable as they found themselves in homes where they were used chiefly for slave labor. In 1927, Nebraska and Kansas still allowed indenture of children.

Some Orphan Train children were not so fortunate, and their lives became more miserable as they found themselves in homes where they were used chiefly for slave labor. In 1927, Nebraska and Kansas still allowed indenture of children.

Edward, Harold, Robert, John, & George Panzer were born in NYC to Belgian immigrant Herman Panzer and his German-born wife, Martha. After their father died in 1922, all five brothers came to Tekamah, NE, on an orphan train. They were placed with different foster families in Burt County. Although none of the brothers was adopted, they all went on to become successful and productive citizens.  http://www.nebraskahistory.org/images/sites/mnh/orphan/tekamah.jpg

Edward, Harold, Robert, John, & George Panzer were born in NYC to Belgian immigrant Herman Panzer and his German-born wife, Martha. After their father died in 1922, all five brothers came to Tekamah, NE, on an orphan train. They were placed with different foster families in Burt County. Although none of the brothers was adopted, they all went on to become successful and productive citizens. http://www.nebraskahistory.org/images/sites/mnh/orphan/tekamah.jpg

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in

Orphan Train

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in

Thousands of children, dirty, malnourished and alone, boarded the Orphan Trains near the turn of the 20th Century, desperately hoping to find families. Older children – especially strong ones – found homes quickly; younger ones, however, often went from city to city before someone noticed their sad, lonely eyes.

Thousands of children, dirty, malnourished and alone, boarded the Orphan Trains near the turn of the 20th Century, desperately hoping to find families. Older children – especially strong ones – found homes quickly; younger ones, however, often went from city to city before someone noticed their sad, lonely eyes.

U.S. ORPHAN TRAIN MOVEMENT: Between 1854 and 1929 an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed out during what is known today as the U.S. Orphan Train Movement.

U.S. ORPHAN TRAIN MOVEMENT: Between 1854 and 1929 an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed out during what is known today as the U.S. Orphan Train Movement.

.Compelling. So many of the children put on the orphan trains had little chance of a normal life in NYC..

.Compelling. So many of the children put on the orphan trains had little chance of a normal life in NYC..

From the 1850s up through the 1920s, abandoned or homeless children in New York City were uprooted and put on trains that took them to rural communities. Here several children are lined up with the hopes that someone will take them to a new home.

From the 1850s up through the 1920s, abandoned or homeless children in New York City were uprooted and put on trains that took them to rural communities. Here several children are lined up with the hopes that someone will take them to a new home.

Orphan Train. Two agents and their precious load of children.

Orphan Train. Two agents and their precious load of children.

Orphan Train (1979 TV Movie) - Complete, Unedited Movie - YouTube- beware the hanging scene

Orphan Train (1979 TV Movie) - Complete, Unedited Movie - YouTube- beware the hanging scene

Orphan Train Riders stopped in Jamestown

The Orphan Train

Orphan Train Riders stopped in Jamestown

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