Spring Street

Spring Street

 

 

Name:
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor; Community Service Society of New York
Title:
Spring Street
Abstract:
Description: (Negative on file) #18 Drawing by W.H. Drake In “Forty-First Annual Report of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, for the year 1884.” Page 52 (From the Tenement House Inspectors Report, pp. 35-60.) ---Spring Street, another attic apartment, shown in our engraving, is one of six on the floor, separated by flimsy partitions and bringing altogether a rental of $15.50 per month; $3.50 being charged for this miserable abode. A widow and her two children sleep on a ragged pile of stuff on the floor. Like most such places dirt abounds, plaster is scarce, floors are rotten and with many holes cut through by rats or worn through by time and decay. To exclude the cold is impossible. The ill fitting window sash, the chinks in partitions and around the broken door, and drafts through the laths, render impossible any approach to comfort at any season.
Collection Name:
Community Service Society Records
Subjects:
Women; Stoves; Interiors; Laundry; House furnishings; Children; Beds; Attics; New York (N.Y.)
Format:
illustrations
Date:
circa 1884
Note (Non date):
Item no. 1319Photograph no. 18Same scene depicted in image no. 0973 of this digital collection.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Community Service Society Photographs