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Tent City: 1910

Tent City: 1910

July 26, 1910. Tent city on the beach at Rockaway, Queens. View full size. 5x7 glass plate negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

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The story

The 1920's brought the summer bungalows and tent cities to which the lower and middle classes of various ethnicities fled - I got this from the NY Times
It seems a easy way to get a house on the beach

The story?

What's the story here, does anyone know? Were these for rent or relief after some disaster or something?

[Among other things they were used for card-playing. - Dave]

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