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New York Tenement: 1912

New York Tenement: 1912

A Jewish family works on garters in the kitchen of a New York City tenement home. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, November, 1912. View full size.

 

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What's Garters?

Well in this particular case you can tell your daughter that they are used to hold up a gentleman's socks. Ladies' garters looked...different. You can still buy gentlemen's garters - you can certainly find them online.

What?

My 14-year old daughter asked "What's garters?"

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