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East Side Eviction: 1908

East Side Eviction: 1908

Eviction in an East Side neighborhood of New York circa 1908. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.


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The sign in the doorway is advertising Challot, the plural of challah (braided bread), I'm guessing that would be on Fridays only.

Being poor

This picture puts to shame the people we are told are the poor people of 2008. My heart goes out to this man.

[Most of the tenants in these 1908 eviction photos were rent strikers organizing against their landlords. Not really a poverty issue. - Dave]

Is that Buster Brown?

I expect to see his dog "Tige" sitting next to the kid on the left!
This picture has some amazing details, including a rare glimpse of the Flash as he runs past the fire hydrant!

It must have been terribly sad not only to be thrown literally into the street, but have it photographed as well.
I hope they moved on up in life later.

Lady on the left..

An unexpected look of "There but for the grace of God" on her face.

And across the street ...

"This building is being remodeled by Levin & Meyer, 17 Stuyvesant Street"


I think it says Kosher Meat, Jacob Hirsch on the window.

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