Record: Orphan Trains, The
Orphan Trains, The
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Using the archives of the Childrens Aid Society in New York; interviews with orphan train children and a foster parent; and readings from diaries and letters; this film documents the 75 year history of the efforts of Charles Loring Brace and his Childrens Aid Society in New York to rescue homeless, abandoned, and neglected children from the streets of New York and resettle them to farming communities with foster families. This resettlement took place between 1854 and 1929 and involved more than 150,000 children.