Children Playing in Garbage Can


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)
Children Playing in Garbage Can
Box 297 Folder 8 #1891 Stamped Jessie Tarbox Beals In Bagdad on the Subway, A Periodical of Association [AICP] News No. 6, December 1918, p. 5. Girl only, and garbage can, illustration in article entitled, "Annexing Mulberry Bend to the U.S.A." pp. 5-6, 10-11. Caption: In a Mulberry Bend Court. (As anyone can see, the picture was taken on the street, not in a rear court. Was a ragged child in a rea r court thought to be more touching than one rummaging in a garbage can on the street?) Article begins: "It is in that part of the city of which Jacob Riis often spoke and wrote. It runs from Canal Street south to Houston Street north, from Broadway west to Bowery east. Within that area are three of the Health Department sanitary areas that are among the most congested in the city. . . . "Here it was that the Educational Nursing Bureau of the A.I.C.P. decided last May to attempt some public health work. Prenatal nurses began the work by house-to-house canvass for the purpose of giving to expectant mothers such instruction as should insure a normal,'healthy baby, a well, strong mother prepared to rear her family...."
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 12, Folder no. 80, Photograph no. 1891
Streets; Stores, Retail; Storefronts; Refuse and refuse disposal; Play; Girls; Children; Boys; New York (N.Y.)
circa 1918
Annotation on back: children in garbage can
Negative on file
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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