Street Cleaning


Rockwoods Studio (Photographer)
Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Street Cleaning
#1071 Stamped Rockwoods Studio Note the two wheel Department of Sanitation cart and the "White Wing." The number on the cart looks like 222 (or maybe 232?), and the insignia behind the wheel is headed by a "B." Borough? Brooklyn? Bronx? This appears to be an Italian neighborhood - Grosseria Italiana at right and Luigi Cila, Shoemaker, across the street (the boot looks as if it's in front of the hou se next door but it's actually hangind out over the sidewalk). The number on the shoemaker shop is 238, the next, left foreground, is 240. But what street is it? And what is the small square structure at the top of the street? The 5 story building at the left has the date 1905. Judging by the button shoes on the little girl at the left and the clothes the women are wearing, the picture could have been taken 1910-1915.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 296, Folder no. 34, Item no. 244, Photograph no. 1071
Streets; Street cleaning; Storefronts; Refuse and refuse disposal; Men; Horses; Children; Carriages and carts; Buildings; New York (N.Y.)
between 1910 and 1915
Note (Date note)
Date from description sheet.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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