Woman in Tenement


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Woman in Tenement
#990 Unknown Photographer This picture, and #991 thru #997, may have been taken in connection with a “controlled” experiment of a residential section of the Bronx made by the AICP Bureau of Public Health and Hygiene. This experiment is described in “Social and Family Welfare,” the AICP 70th Annual Report (1912-1913), at page 36-40, under the heading “The House Fly and Health.” The report has 2 pict ures (not in Archives – one showing a neat as a pin apartment, the other far from) opposite page 40 with the caption: A CONTRAST. IN WHICH IS THE FLY HAPPIER? The results of this experiment are also reported in the AICP publication #79, “Flies and Diarrheal Disease.” #754, stamped Rockwoods Studio, is one of the illustrations in “Flies and Diarrheal Diseases,” and #1070, a clean courtyard, and #1071, a clean street (both stamped Rockwoods Studio), may also have been taken in connection with this study but not used, as the AICP 70th Annual Report states at page 37: “The co-operation of the Sanitary Division of the Health Department, of the Tenement House Department, and of the Street Cleaning Department was then obtained in an effort to clean up the area by a rigid enforcement of the Sanitary Code, the Tenement House Law, and other municipal ordinances.”
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 296, Folder no. 70, Photograph no. 991
Women; Tenement houses; Stoves; Interior architecture; Public health; Kitchens; House furnishings; New York (N.Y.)
circa 1900
Photographer unknown.
Negative on file
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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