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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Working Moms: 1944

Working Moms: 1944

May 1944. New York. "Two working mothers calling for children at Greenwich House, a neighborhood center, where they have left them early in the morning for day care." Photo by Risdon Tillery, Office of War Information. View full size.

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Hasn't Changed

Greenwich House is still an asset to the community. They still offer ceramics classes and low cost day care. I've sent my daughter there for "art camp" on several school vacations.

Trashy streets!

I am consisently amazed at how much trash there is in the streets, whether 1904 or 1944. When did "Litterbug" become a watchword? Or, where is the little man with the white trashcan on wheels and the broom?

27 Barrow Street

Dixie Litter

Looks like a "Dixie Cup" was enjoyed that day and the container left in the street. I can see the unmistakeable cup and "tab top" lid with possibly the wooden spoon nearby; another one just left of the No Parking Sign.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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