Innocence and Loss: Images of Childhood - Circa - NCMA - North Carolina Museum of Art
John Coffey

John Coffey is deputy director for collections and research, the Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American and Modern Art, and curator of Judaic art at the NCMA.

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  1. Shirley A. Meehan - Reply

    September 24, 2015

    Thanks for this commentary, John. I'm a retired docent. In this month's meeting of a book club I belong to I brought a copy of John George Brown's painting to illustrate the abandoned or orphaned children in the month's book for discussion, "Angel Train."
  2. Sue yarger - Reply

    September 24, 2015

    The orphan trains sent some of these children into hard labor, others off to families that saw that they were educated and became family members--as my great great uncles did.
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