mrs josie ormsby a widow and seven children sitting on her lap and standing around her in a dirt yard

Portrait of Mrs. Josie Ormsby, a widow, and seven children sitting on her lap and standing around her in a dirt yard in Chicago, Illinois. Laundry is hanging on a clothesline in the background. The children are barefoot. The children are (front low, from left) quadruplets Willie, Theodore, Edith, and John. Daisy is standing next to Mrs. Ormsby. The survivors of triplets, Helen and George, are standing next to Daisy. Mrs. Ormsby and her children were evicted from their house at 537 Root Street.

Portrait of Mrs. Josie Ormsby, a widow, and seven children sitting on her lap and standing around her in a dirt yard in Chicago, Illinois. Laundry is hanging on a clothesline in the background. The children are barefoot. The children are (front low, from left) quadruplets Willie, Theodore, Edith, and John. Daisy is standing next to Mrs. Ormsby. The survivors of triplets, Helen and George, are standing next to Daisy. Mrs. Ormsby and her children were evicted from their house at 537 Root Street.