Toys and children's belongings uncovered in excavation of the Philadelphia Almshouse mark the presence of children in these institutions. Many children came through the Almshouse and were quickly bonded out area families if their parents were seen as unfit to raise them. (Katkins and Allitt 2014). 

Temple Anthropology Laboratory and Museum 

Gladfelter Hall- Lower Level, Temple University

1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122


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