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 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. (Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916.) Caption: William L., 54, living with his aged wife in one furnished room for which he pays $2.50 a week. His wife occasionally earns a trifle, but the only sure income is the $3.00 a week from the Toy Shop, out of which, after the rent is paid, only fifty cents remains for all other necessities. To save carfare Mr. L. walks back and forth daily from the Toy Shop to his room in East 4lst Street. For many weeks during the winter he carried home the scraps of wood from the toy-making to be used as fuel. Almost every day,too, he takes home to his wife some of the food left over from the luncheon served daily at the shop to all of the men.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 12, Folder no. 93, Photograph no. 1597
Workshops; Wooden toys; Toys; Toy making; Older people--Employment; Older men; Men--Employment; Men; New York (N.Y.); Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1916 March
Attributed to Jessie Tarbox Beals.
Annotation on back: From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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