Picture of Hester Street in the Lower East Side in 1901. The lack of cleanliness on this street is evident and is a clear indicator of the need of "civic cleanliness". Women reformers railed against the "slovenly manner in which the street cleaning was done" and firmly held that "the secret of success is constancy of purpose" (Wagner 405). Merchant, Carolyn, ed. Major Problems in American Environmental History. 3rd Ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2012. Print.