Infant suffers from advanced malnutrition. Like one in every four African children, he died before his first birthday. His father has worked nineteen years for railways. Advanced malnutrition. One
out of every four African babies die before first birthday in South Africa. Because their fathers earn starvation wages. Half of all black children die before 16. This four month old baby died two weeks after this picture was taken, its father has been working for the railways for 19 years and has 3 other children. [Handwritten note by Ernest Cole, The Ernest Cole Family Trust]. South Africa. 1960.
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