• Quaker Founded Home For Destitute Colored Children Thanks Donor


    Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys was founded in 1855 in Philadelphia, PA, as the Home for Destitute Colord Children, a Hicksite Quaker women’s charity which provided shelter and education for black children – generally boys – and then placed them with private families. The home built a new facility in Cheyney, PA, in 1922, and the name was changed to Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys in 1945.


    3 1/4 x 5 1/2 postcard from the Home of Destitute Colored Children, Philadelphia, PA, founded by Quakers in 1856, with a message thanking Mrs. Lewis Shoemaker of Lansdowne, PA, thanking her for her donation. Signed by Martha M. Eastwick. 


    She writes, “...Making last entries & balancing accounts so excuse haste – thanks for collecting ...I scarcely know which account to put it to but as thee has put it separately, perhaps I had better do so too not to confuse thine. We will decide when we meet. M.M.E 5-22-05”


    Even toning.


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