mrs josie ormsby a widow and seven children standing in front of her in a dirt yard

Portrait of Mrs. Josie Ormsby, a widow, and seven children standing in front of her in a dirt yard in Chicago, Illinois. Laundry is hanging on a clothesline in the background. The children, all barefoot, are (left to right, front row) quadruplets Willie, Edith, Theodore and John, (left to right, back row) Helen, Daisy and George. Helen and George are the survivors of triplets.

Portrait of Mrs. Josie Ormsby, a widow, and seven children standing in front of her in a dirt yard in Chicago, Illinois. Laundry is hanging on a clothesline in the background. The children, all barefoot, are (left to right, front row) quadruplets Willie, Edith, Theodore and John, (left to right, back row) Helen, Daisy and George. Helen and George are the survivors of triplets.