The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home was established by Ida Siegel in the mid-1920s under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society. The camp was created for poor women or women of modest means with children younger than nine years of age. It was located in Bronte from the mid-1920s to the late-1930s and then moved to Lake Simcoe and became a pay camp, attracting mostly newcomers from Europe.
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Item is a photograph of Ida Sigel speaking at a meeting at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Bronte, Ontario. There are several men and women seated around her and the house can be seen behind them.
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