Orchard Street As It Is Now


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Orchard Street As It Is Now
#2839 Unknown Photographer In "Report of the Mayor's Push-Cart Commission," City of New York, 1906. Facing first page of text, top. Caption: ORCHARD STREET AS IT NOW IS. (Looking north from Grand St.) The Push-Cart Commission was appointed by the Hon. George B. McClelland, Mayor of the City of New York, February 20, 1905, with Lawrence Veiller (Director of the COS Department for the Improvement of Social Conditions) (Over) #2839 (cont.) as Chairman. Emily W. Dinwiddle (Secretary of the COS Tenement House Committee) was Assistant Secretary of the Commission. This is the only photograph in the Archives from the Commission's report. It's possible, however, that Nos. 320 thru 324 and Nos. 330, 332 and 333 were taken for the Push-Cart Commission's report but not used. At page 111, last paragraph, the report mentions its indebtedness to the "Tenement House Commissioner Edmond J. Butler, through whose courtesy the photographic work of the Commission has been possible", no photographer's name mentioned. Orchard and Hester Streets were photographer's favorites for showing crowded tenement conditions. See also #379 and #2900, #6350
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 298, Folder no. 88, Photograph no. 2839
Vending stands; Tenement houses; Streets; Men; Markets; Handcarts; Children; Carriages and carts; Buildings; Boys; New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1906
Photographer unknown.
Annotation on back: Tenement House Committee
Negative on file
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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