Carrie Buck's wedding photograph, still image with audio by Paul Lombardo
Carrie Buck sent this photo, taken on her wedding day in 1933, to Dr. Bell, still at the colony. She remained married to Mr. Eagle, shown here in the wedding picture, for 25 years. Though it was claimed that she was unstable, morally uninhibited, and feebleminded, this first marriage lasted a quarter of a century until the death of her spouse. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Epilogue)
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The 17 year-old protagonist of the Buck vs. Bell case, Carrie Buck, was pitted against an array of doctors, lawyers, and eugenicists who were intent on sterilizing her, including John Bell, the superintendent of the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feeb
12183. Carrie Buck's photograph of her wedding to Mr. Eagle, to whom she remained married until his death
Carrie Buck's photograph of her wedding to Mr. Eagle, to whom she remained married until his death
The day before the Virginia case, Arthur Estabrook photographed Carrie and Emma on a bench located at this spot in the Virginia Colony.
Paul Lombardo talks about Amherst County Courthouse was the first step of a legal case that would lead all the way to the Supreme Court.
11254. Carrie and Emma Buck at the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, taken by A.H. Estabrook the day before the Buck v. Bell trial in Virginia
Carrie and Emma Buck at the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, taken by A.H. Estabrook the day before the Buck v. Bell trial in Virginia
Carrie Buck, who was stripped of her right to reproduce, was born only blocks away from Jefferson's rotunda at the University of Virginia, a symbol of American freedom.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's sterilization in context. Carrie's one-hour sterilization took place in 1927, the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic.
Carrie and Emma Buck on the day before the Buck vs. Bell trial in 1924.
Paul Lombardo talks about although she tried several times, Carrie was never able to bring her mother Emma home from the Virginia Colony.
Virginia Sterilization Act. Source: Paul Lombardo, University of Virginia.