Women's Work Rooms Album -- Woman Sewing in Women's Work Rooms


Press Illustrating Service (New York, N.Y.) (Photographer)
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (Issuing body)
Community Service Society of New York (Issuing body,Former owner)
Women's Work Rooms Album -- Woman Sewing in Women's Work Rooms
From: Women's Work Room Album #1761 Stamped Press Illustrating Service From letter in AICP History File, Activities, Crawford Shops, dated Nov. 16, 1916, and addressed to Press Illustrating Service, Inc., 142 West 23 Street, New York City. "The single old lady of whom you have such a fine picture, taken at the Sewing Rooms, 408 West 20th Street ..." (Letter written by "Director of Department", init ials WHM/R) In Bagdad on the Subway, A Monthly Bulletin of the New York Association for Improving Condition of the Poor, No. 1, October 1917. Illustrates article at p. l4 entitled, "The Women's Work Shop." Also used in ad for Women's Work Shop in Bagdad on Subway No. 2, Nov. 1917 and No. 6, Dec. 1918. In "AICP 1921, The Seventy-eighth Annual Report" of the AICP (1920-1921) Page 6 (middle picture) AS AN ALTERNATIVE to the dreaded almshouse or to begging on the street, the A.I.C.P., through its shops for old men and women, offers to each a "bright cheerful place to work and an opportunity to keep his own little home. Note: There are a number of other photos of the Women's Work Rooms taken at this same time. See Extra Print File.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 297, Folder no. 60, Photograph no. 1761
Workshops; Women--Employment; Women; Sewing machines; Sewing; Older women; Older people--Employment; New York (N.Y.); Women's Work Rooms (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1916
Photographer unknown.
Annotation on front: negative 5 x 7
Annotation on back: From: Women's Work Rooms Album C. Autori (TM)
1 extra print
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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