Original Caption: Woman who has just given birth in the delivery room of Loretto Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota. Her husband, who observed the birth, holds his wife’s head as she turns to gaze at her newborn child.

There are two hospitals in the town, Union which is non-denominational, and Loretto, which is Catholic. They have divided their services to specialize and give more efficient service.

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15716

Photographer: Phillips, Kathy

Circa 1975.