Orphelinat Saint Vincent de Paul, Le Havre, Seine-Inf´rieure, France

The Orphelinat (Orphanage) Saint Vincent de Paul was founded in 1849 and occupied premises at 12 Rue Jeanne d'Arc, Le Havre. It provided accommodation for up to 35 Roman Catholic girls, aged 7 at their date of admission.

The orphanage had an ouvroir, or sewing workshop, where the girls worked.

Ouvroir at Orphelinat Saint Vincent de Paul, Le Havre, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

Ouvroir at Orphelinat Saint Vincent de Paul (detail), Le Havre, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The building no longer exists.

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