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The Tenement: 1905
Circa 1905. "New York tenement." With a number of tiny inhabitants in evidence. Dry plate glass ... bottles and other such items on the dressing table. This tenement dweller did not leave home unadorned! Photo on shelf Looks like a National Guard Company group photo Not your typical tenement While we can't quite see through the window to the left of the oval ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 3:40pm -

The Tenement: 1905

Tenement Kitchen: 1905
New York circa 1905. "Interior of tenement." All the conveniences, including a somewhat incongruous couch on ... out of the book. It's funny how nice a "lowly" tenement room can look without modern plastic junk all over the place. Nice ... Changing markets Pretty spacious and spiffy for a tenement! Bet it now rents for $7k a month to a junior law partner. The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 3:43pm -

Tenement Kitchen: 1905

I at First: 1901
... Three: Beneath the far-right upstairs window of the brick tenement to the left of the wooden apartment building is what looks like an air ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/01/2021 - 12:51pm -

I at First: 1901

Elizabeth Street: 1912
... and realized I'd missed something. Obviously, this tenement holds something dear to those who have lived there & I smacked ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/11/2020 - 2:49am -

Elizabeth Street: 1912

Clam Chowder Today: 1905
New York City circa 1905. "Exterior of tenement." The longer you look at this, the more you'll see. 8x10 inch glass ... were some terrific restaurants in that immediate area. Tenement? In New York City a "tenement" is considered to be a small (under ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 2:37pm -

Clam Chowder Today: 1905

Tenement Stairs: 1905
Circa 1905. "Tenement stairway and hall, New York City." The Trudge Report. 8x10 inch dry ... like "squalid" or "reeking" or "crumbling" to the word tenement in contemporary news articles and essays reveals that the noun was not ... "impecunious" are often closely associated, the "old law" tenement maximized density and minimized cost to the detriment of access to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/19/2012 - 2:41pm -

Tenement Stairs: 1905

Tenement Ec: 1908
... with the massive overcrowding of New York's poor into tenement neighborhoods. This photo documents the model two-room apartment ... (the former Consuelo Vanderbilt), to the East Side tenement dwellers themselves, including a girl who told a reporter that she was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/25/2012 - 2:10am -

Tenement Ec: 1908

New York Tenement: 1912
... family works on garters in the kitchen of a New York City tenement home. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, November, 1912. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 09/08/2011 - 8:23pm -

New York Tenement: 1912

Tenement Homeworker: 1912
Tenement homeworker with clothing tags. Roxbury, Massachusetts. August 1912. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2011 - 2:03pm -

Tenement Homeworker: 1912

Tenement Beautiful: 1921
        Before Urban Renewal, there was the Hyacinth Window Box. March 1921. "City Gardens Club of New York exhibit at the International Flower Show, Grand Central Palace." From the Home Improvement issue of Bette ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/21/2014 - 2:40pm -

Tenement Beautiful: 1921

Tidy That Tenement!
A 1937 Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project poster asking New Yorkers to keep the premises clean. View full size. Now a fine-art print. (The Gallery, Art & Design, Posters) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/09/2007 - 9:52pm -

Tidy That Tenement!

D.C. Tenement: 1935
Summer 1935. "Washington, D.C., alley dwelling. The clutter of filth, debris and tin cans all have highly utilitarian purposes. Many of the houses are without gas, water, or electric connections." Note the Capitol dome at the top of the frame. Our ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/02/2014 - 12:50pm -

D.C. Tenement: 1935

The Washboard Jungle: 1900
"New York tenement yard c. 1900-10." One of the better surviving images of turn of the century tenement life. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size. ... a lot of us. Dave, you play well to your audience. Tenement Days I'm a student in Glasgow now, and there are echoes of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:52pm -

The Washboard Jungle: 1900

Junk Men: 1941
... seen in Google streetview as the last remaining red brick tenement building on a nice-ish block in Chelsea, not far from the meatpacking ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/17/2020 - 2:33pm -

Junk Men: 1941

Tenement Kitchen (Colorized): 1905
Colorized from this Shorpy original. View full size. (Colorized Photos) ... 
 
Posted by booboogbs - 10/27/2017 - 6:19pm -

Tenement Kitchen (Colorized): 1905

Work From Home: 1912
January 1912. "Tenement homework, New York, 309 W. 146th Street. Mrs. De Levo [?] and her ... sick. [They have a pill for that now. -Dave] Tenement Homework If you live in/near NYC or are visiting the city consider a trip to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. They have a tenement building that looks every bit as bad as ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/03/2014 - 10:35pm -

Work From Home: 1912

Home Wreckers: 1941
... be interesting to know the exact location. Dumbbell Tenement Exposed The demolition here affords us a rare "inside look" at the air shaft and party wall of a notorious "dumbbell" tenement. This "model" apartment design for the poor was the subject of a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/23/2018 - 9:53am -

Home Wreckers: 1941

Bliss: 1901
... to a prejudiced portrayal. Look at some of Hine's tenement photos and the descriptions he provides for them and you will not get ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2011 - 2:59pm -

Bliss: 1901

Where Elsie Met Her End
... thinking about this. I'm not very familiar with tenement buildings but is it possible that the two photos show opposite ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2011 - 10:38pm -

Where Elsie Met Her End

302 Mott Street: 1911
... 1911. Family of Mrs. Mette making flowers in a very dirty tenement, 302 Mott Street, top floor. Josephine, 13, helps outside school hours ... Where's the dirt The notes state, "a very dirty tenement." There are some things like a wash-tub and a scrubbing-board that ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:29am -

302 Mott Street: 1911

Manhattan Skyline: 1915
... perhaps, piecework to help keep the family in food and tenement rent. No time for the luxury of worry. And those windows would have ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 4:25pm -

Manhattan Skyline: 1915

Bathgate Avenue: 1936
... and as well Mr. Cherry's grocery store. 1595 was another tenement. After a few shops, there was a Woolworth's, a drug store and Meyers ... which more shops and at the end of the block 1599, another tenement. Further down from the other side of Gellers, a huge poultry store. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:50am -

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Free Ice: 1900
... East Side, and seen these turn-of-the-19th-century former tenement neighborhoods? They are still standing: five- and six-floor walk-ups, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/28/2018 - 10:09am -

Free Ice: 1900

Crackerbox: 1940
... January 1940. "Family living in a 'crackerbox' slum tenement in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack ... their dignity. And what the heck is a "crackerbox slum tenement" anyway? I lived not far from Beaver Falls, at the little river town ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/11/2009 - 11:00pm -

Crackerbox: 1940

Paging Edward Hopper: 1940
Children in the tenement district, Brockton, Massachusetts. December 1940. Photograph by Jack ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2011 - 2:43pm -

Paging Edward Hopper: 1940

143 Hudson Street: 1911
... years old; Camille, 7 years old. Picking nuts in a dirty tenement home. The bag of cracked nuts (on chair) had been standing open all ... a story, but I haven't posted it on my website yet. This tenement burned down a few years later, and the family lost everything, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 6:17pm -

143 Hudson Street: 1911

Ocey Snead: 1907
... the furnace at a building where Ocey lived -- a Brooklyn tenement dubbed "house of mystery" and "baby farm" by the neighbors.) One part ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/30/2019 - 9:47am -

Ocey Snead: 1907

Washday: 1900
New York circa 1900. "Yard of tenement at Park Avenue and 107th Street." 11 x 14 inch glass negative, Detroit ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:57pm -

Washday: 1900

Ambridge Alley: 1938
... streets would be laid out to modern standards. [The tenement district of Ambridge was razed in the early 1950s as part of a slum ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/14/2008 - 5:16pm -

Ambridge Alley: 1938

Downhill Racer: 1968
... in a coal mine or putting together fake flowers in a tenement house. Thanks Lewis Hine! And what an awesome truck. I'd love to ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 4:51pm -

Downhill Racer: 1968
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