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Caption (Original Description)

Two Negro men passing a young baby through a hoop to cure the "stretches" which are caused according to Negro superstition by a woman who is menstruating picking up a young baby. The baby must be passed through the hoop each morning for seven consecutive days. Picture taken near Jefferson, Texas

Photographer

Russell Lee

Created

April 1939

Classification (Original Tagging System)

Lot Number (Shooting Assignment)

548

Call Number (Library of Congress)

LC-USF34-032755