Children in Front of Pharmacy


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Children in Front of Pharmacy
#5089 Unknown photographer Corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets (see sign on lamp-post). #5089 thru #5092 were taken in same place with same children (note little boy in bathing cap and one with wide light stripe around his middle). The buildings on this block, as well as those on the next block west, were "taken down" when Knickerbocker Village was built "by a limited-dividend corporation with a ssistance from" the Federal Government's Reconstruction Finance Corporation." Knickerbocker Village was completed in 1934 and its 1,600 apartments rented for an average of $12.50 a room. The average rental elsewhere in the neighborhood was $5.00. At the turn of the century, this was the much publicized "lung block." See: CHARITIES, Sept. 5, 1903, pp. 193-199, for article by Ernest Poole. See also: A Handbook on the Prevention of Tuberculosis, Being the First Annual Report of the Committee on the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the Charity Organization of the City of New York, 1903.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 618, Folder no. 8, Photograph no. 5089
Streets; Storefronts; Play; Girls; Drugstores; Children; Buildings; Boys; New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
between 1879 and 1933
Note (Date note)
Date based on the date range (1879-1950) of the photographic portion of the Community Service Society Collection.
Photographer unknown. Same children and location depicted in images nos. 0585-0588 of this digital collection.
Negative on file
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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