Women's Workrooms Album -- Women's Work Rooms

Women's Workrooms Album -- Women's Work Rooms

 

 

Name:
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor; Community Service Society of New York
Title:
Women's Workrooms Album -- Women's Work Rooms
Abstract:
Annotation on back: From: Women's Workrooms AlbumDescription: NEGATIVE ON FILE. ORIGINAL PRINT ON ONE-YEAR : LOAN TO SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART. SEE PATRICIA MACKAY, COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT. MUSEUM CONTACT: JOHN HUMPHREY, CURATOR Box 297 Folder 5 #1633 Stamped Jessie Tarbox Beals From: Women's Work Rooms Album Used as illustration for Crawford Shops Ad on back cover of Bagdad On the Subway; A Periodical of Association [AICF] Hews, November 1919, No. 8. Heading: THE CRAWFORD SHOPS. Where Usefulness Brings Happiness. Same illustration used for Ad on back cover of Bagdad on the Subway, December 1919, No. 9. Heading: MAKE XMAS DOUBLY HAPPY. Do Part of Your Shopping at Crawford Shops. Addresses given in Ad: Shops: 505 East 16 St. (See #4236) Store: 28 West 51 St. (See #4261) (Although the address given above is 505 East 16 Street, this picture was taken in 1916 when the Women's Work Rooms were at 408 West 20 Street. #1650, #1758 and #1760 were also taken there.) From an undated summary in Archives History file, Crawford Shops, attached to a letter addressed to Miss Beatrice Bend, 563 Park Avenue, dated Nov. 15, 1916. "For several years the work of the Association's Sewing Bureau was limited to the giving out of sewing to be done by women in their own homes, this for the purpose of giving to such women an opportunity of adding a dollar or two each week to the family income ... "During the past year it was decided to change the method of work by having rooms to which the women could come to do the sewing under instruction. A start in this direction was made possible last November [1915] through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Emerson who gave us the use of two rooms in the Emerson Apartment House at 555 West 53d Street, near Eleventh Avenue [see #1831]. The classes, beginning with five women in attendance, had increased to 30 in July, making it necessary to transfer them to larger quarters at 408 West 20th Street. Here again they have steadily increased to an average attendance of between 40 and 50 women at both morning and afternoon classes, and the work is being carried on with difficulty owing to the very limited quarters. "...In addition to the fact that the women are badly crowded, other important work for which these rooms were originally intended [see #1796]is being held back by the presence of the sewing classes. Then, too, Miss Bruere, the superintendent of the work, has plans for the development of the work..."
Collection Name:
Community Service Society Records
Subjects:
Workshops; Women--Employment; Women; Sewing machines; Sewing; New York (N.Y.); Women's Work Rooms (New York, N.Y.)
Format:
photographs
Date:
1916
Note (Non date):
Item no. 0034Photograph no. 1633
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Community Service Society Photographs