1910: MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER
Copper rod, embroidery on silk, Queen Anne's lace, artificial sinew
7 x 7 x 8 inches
Birth control was virtually unknown in the 1910's. Women were known to carry out self-induced abortions. The ingestion of the seeds or a tea made of Queen Anne's lace was a home remedy to act as an abortifacient.