Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop

Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop

 

 

Name:
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor; Community Service Society of New York
Title:
Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop
Abstract:
Annotation on back: From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916Description: Box 296 Folder 4 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. (Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916.) Caption: William L., 54, living with his aged wife in one furnished room for which he pays $2.50 a week. His wife occasionally earns a trifle, but the only sure income is the $3.00 a week from the Toy Shop, out of which, after the rent is paid, only fifty cents remains for all other necessities. To save carfare Mr. L. walks back and forth daily from the Toy Shop to his room in East 4lst Street. For many weeks during the winter he carried home the scraps of wood from the toy-making to be used as fuel. Almost every day,too, he takes home to his wife some of the food left over from the luncheon served daily at the shop to all of the men.
Collection Name:
Community Service Society Records
Subjects:
Workshops; Wooden toys; Toys; Toy making; Older people--Employment; Older men; Men--Employment; Men; New York (N.Y.); Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.)
Format:
photographs
Date:
circa March 1916
Note (Non date):
Item no. 0044Photograph no. 1597Attributed to Jessie Tarbox Beals.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Community Service Society Photographs