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A photo from Lima's Past

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Sunday, January 30, 2011

The blog Una Lima Que Se Fue is a vault full wonderful artifacts from Lima's past.  As the city of Lima continues to evolve the relics of a beautiful city slowly begin to erode from sight.  Thankfully this website is doing what few others have attempted and that is archiving the cities history and past, through the many aging photographs and documents. 

Today I found a photo that really caught my eye and just had to share it with you.  I'm not quite sure who the hooded women behind the baby is but the title reads: "Another Wet Nurse".  I'm not entirely sure what a wet nurse is but she looks like some kind of nanny.  Look it up on Wikipedia if you really want to know.

3 comments

  1. Michelle Says:
  2. A wet nurse is a nanny who is hired to breastfeed the child in place of the mother.

     
  3. Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for the heads up on Wet nurses. After reading the title in Spanish it makes sense.

     
  4. Kelly Says:
  5. Wow Marco, thanks so much for pointing out this blog - what amazing pictures they have.

     

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