A Case of Confinement , 2005
Vintage doll bed with embroidered vintage fabrics, Dimensions Variable
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The first of two beds discussing the history of childbirth at home (the other is "Brought to Bed.")
This bed contains advice from a mid 19th c. medical book specifically aimed at the new field of male doctors who were becoming involved in the traditional sphere of woman's influence working as a midwife, to stories from interviews of women who gave birth at home in the mid 20th c.
Vintage Metal Doll Bed: 10 1/2" (W) x 9" (L) x 10 1/2" (H) at headboard
This bed was exhibited at the PRICKED: Extreme Embroidery show at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2008