Tenement Families


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)
Tenement Families
Box 297 Folder 5 #1627 Photographer Probably Jessie Tarbox Beals Used in center-spread AICP Fresh Air appeal in Bagdad on the Subway, A Periodical of Association News,* No. 5, August 1918, p. 8 bottom. Appeal: LITTLE PRISONERS OF THE SLUMS -- Pining Away for Fresh Air This summer fresh air work among the poor is not only vitally necessary, but an urgent patriotic duty. Thousands of tenement childre n show today, in their wasted little bodies, the effects of last winter's zero weather and coal famine, and months of undernourishment due to the war prices of foods, and add to this the misery and suffering of this summer's record-breaking heat. Yet these helpless little ones are the future hope of America -- Won't YOU Help Them ;- Please? There were 9 issues of this Bulletin: 3 in 1917 (October, November, December), 3 in I918 (April, August, December), 3 in 1919 (September, November, December). The cover continued to use "A Monthly Bulletin" throughout the series but, beginning with No. 5, August 1918, the heading on the first page inside was changed to "A Periodical of Association News." The title of the Bulletin is from 0. Henry, see poem by Harry Lee, inside cover, 1st issue. A bound volume of the 9 issues is in the CSS Archives.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 12, Folder no. 128, Photograph no. 1627
Women; Tenement houses; Stoves; Interior architecture; Mothers; Kitchens; House furnishings; Children; New York (N.Y.)
circa 1918
Attributed to Jessie Tarbox Beals.
Annotation on back: Negative
Negative on file
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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