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


Beals, Jessie Tarbox (Photographer)
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (Issuing body)
Community Service Society of New York (Issuing body,Former owner)
Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop
Box 296 Folder 4 #1594 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Man on right used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. Caption: Nicholas W., 52. Twenty years ago he lost a leg and for eighteen years worked on a canal boat with a very poor substitute for an artificial leg. 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.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 12, Folder no. 91, Photograph no. 1594
Workshops; Wooden toys; Toys; Toy making; People with disabilities; Older people--Employment; Older men; Men--Employment; Men; New York (N.Y.); Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1913-1916
Attributed to Jessie Tarbox Beals.
Annotation on back: From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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