Albion Fellows Bacon


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Albion Fellows Bacon (April 8, 1865 – December 10, 1933) was an American reformer and writer from Evansville, Indiana. Bacon became Indiana's foremost "municipal houskeeper," a Progressive Era term for women who applied their domestic skills to social problems plaguing their communities. She is remembered most for her efforts to improve public housing standards.

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  • ''... we can bear with great philosophy the sufferings of others, especially if we do not actually see them.''
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865-1933), U.S. social worker and housing reform advocate. Beauty for Ashes, ch. 6 (1914).
  • ''The daily lesson of slum life, visualised, reiterated, of low standards, vile living, obscenity, profanity, impurity, is bound to be dwarfing and debasing to the children who are in the midst of it.''
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865-1933), U.S. social worker and housing reform advocate. Beauty for Ashes, ch. 6 (1914).
  • ''... we see the poor as a mass of shadow, painted in one flat grey wash, at the remote edges of our sunshine.''
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865-1933), U.S. social worker and housing reform advocate. Beauty for Ashes, ch. 6 (1914).
  • ''... several generations of slum environment will produce a slum heredity ...''
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865-1933), U.S. social worker and housing reform advocate. Beauty for Ashes, ch. 6 (1914).
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