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Gerty Deutsch

‘How to be a Father‘, Picture Post, July 29, 1939

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This photo-essay focuses on fathers learning how to care for their babies. The accompanying article argues that childcare should no longer be the sole occupation of mothers. 


Fathers at the Kingston-on-Thames Mothercraft Training Centre are shown learning how to weigh, feed and dress their babies. Wry captions accompany the photographs: ‘Father Achieves Mastery of Baby‘  ‘.. eighteen-months-old Anthony Michael brings in his father, Mr. Cornell.'


Sadly, many of these fathers would have left for war within a year.

Gerti Deutsch

How to be a Father‘, Picture Post, July 29, 1939 

© Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images 

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