Looking North on Mott Street from Hester


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Looking North on Mott Street from Hester
#4468 Unknown Photographer Looking North on Mott Street from Hester. The first building on the left with the awning is 131 Mott Street. The two wheel cart in the center of the street is a Sanitation Department cart for collecting refuse. The two boys holding covered trays above their heads (right foreground) are delivering pastries, etc., from bakery to a restaurant or store. In the background at t he top of the street is the faint outline of a skyscraper. It is the tower of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (completed 1908).
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 299, Folder no. 90, Photograph no. 4468
Vending stands; Streets; Horses; Handcarts; Crowds; Carriages and carts; Buildings; Automobiles; New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.); Little Italy (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.); Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1908
Photographer unknown.
Annotation on back: Mott St., looking north from Hester. Building at right NE corner of Hester. Canopy at right 113 Mott. Metropolitan Life in background completed 1908. Boys carrying pastries <...> on others. 2 wheel cart in center of street sanitati on cart.
Negative on file
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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