Street Scene in Mulberry Bend


Weissner Studio (Photographer)
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (Issuing body)
Community Service Society of New York (Issuing body,Former owner)
Street Scene in Mulberry Bend
#7014 Stamped Weissner Studio Corner of Elizabeth and Prince Streets, looking north on Elizabeth. The lights strung overhead along Elizabeth are in celebration of a feast day, probably that of St. Anthony of Padua which is celebrated the week of June 13th. In a 33 page, 11 x 14 pamphlet entitled, "ON FOUR FRONTS - AICP Fights Poverty by (l) Restoring Families to Self-Support, (2) Building Health, ( 3) Giving the Kids a Break, (4) Caring for the Aged." At bottom of title page: 1843-1937. (The 1937 is the only indication of when this pamphlet was published. There Is no other date on it.) Picture on page 16. Caption: Street scene, just half a block from AICP's health center in the heart of old "Mulberry Bend," where 18,000 families live in a human anthill, many in tenements condemned as unfit for habitation. But the leaven is at work, conditions are improving - and AICP has helped chart the course.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 300, Folder no. 73, Photograph no. 7014
Women; Vending stands; Streets; Street vendors; Storefronts; Scales (Weighing instruments); Italian Americans; Handcarts; Festivals; Buildings; New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1937
Same scene depicted in images nos. 0842, 0843, 0844, 0845, 0846, 0847, 0848, 0849, 0850, 0851, and 0852
Annotation on back: Elizabeth and Prince St. Looking north on Elizabeth. Feast of St. Anthony of Padua celebrated in June (13) No negative
One 8 X 10 duplicate print and one 4 x 6 duplicate. There are also several other prints taken at the same time but from slightly different angles [eight 4 x 6, two 8 X 10]. See Extra Print File.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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