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 AlbumDescription: Box 297 Folder 4 #1584 Photographer probably Jessie Tarbox Beals From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Negative on File In "1915 Year Book and 72nd Annual Report" of AICP (1914- 1915) Picture facing p. 25. (Top of page.) Old Men's Toy Shop "To give an opportunity to old and otherwise handicapped men the Association is trying the experiment of conducting a workshop for the making of toys and any other articles that lend themselves to such purpose." From material attached to a letter in the Archives Historical File Crawford Shops, addressed to Jay M. Fredricks, dated July 27, 1916. "Thomas L., aged 52, lost a leg twenty years ago and for eighteen years worked on a canal boat with a very poor substitute for an artificial leg. (See first man on left in picture.) His eyesight failed and he could no longer work with safety. Last fall he was sitting in Battery Park one day, with nothing to do and no prospect of anything to do when someone told him of the Toy Shop. He immediately walked all the way to 50th Street to apply for work. He began work the next morning and has been in the shop since, and, although without experience, he is one of the best painters in the shop. He has no family or friends who can help him." Used to illustrate ad for Old Men's Toy Shop in Bagdad on the Subway A Monthly Bulletin of Association (AICP) News, No. 2, Nov. 1917, p. 15. Also in ad for Old Men's Toy Shop, Bagdad on the Subway, No. 3 Dec. 1917, p. 15. Address given for store: 680 Fifth Avenue. Used as illustration in two undated leaflets about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. (One leaflet has 1915 written on it; the other 1916.)
Collection Name:
Community Service Society Records
Subjects:
Workshops; Toys; Toy making; Interiors; People with disabilities; 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 1914-1916
Note (Non date):
Item no. 0045Photograph no. 1584Attributed to Jessie Tarbox Beals.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Community Service Society Photographs