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Jacob Riis Tenement Housing Conditions | Tenement House Yard by Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis, photo-journalist, expose book "How the Other Half Lives". Pictured here: A Tenement House Yard.

Tiny Seamstress - March 1924. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. - View full size. >>>>> http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/SHORPY_04324u.jpg

Tiny Seamstress: March 1924 New York "Tenement homework. Pictures taken in connection with investigation." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine

Young women singing a freedom song in a Selma, Ala., church. The mass meeting was held to raise spirits and recruit participants for a voter registration demonstration. In 1964, Matt Herron and a group of photographers documented the Freedom Summer in what he called the Southern Documentary Project.

A Cultural History of Civil Rights

Girls singing freedom song in Selma church. Mass meeting was held to raise spirits and recruit participants for voter registration demonstration, July 1964 Photo credit: Matt Herron — in Selma, Alabama.

Fascinating, first person narratives (letters, diaries) written by pioneer women heading west in the 1840's. Read this book! The role of women pioneers has been ignored for too long by history and Hollyweird.

“Covered Wagon Women” Fascinating, first person narratives (letters, diaries) written by pioneer women heading west in the Read this book! The role of women pioneers has been ignored for too long by history and Hollyweird.

Tenement Families, circa 1915

An online presentation of photographs and illustrations from the Community Service Society at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

The Baiera family in the kitchen of their "classic tenement -- note transom over kitchen bathtub" at 17 East 1st Street, near 2nd Avenue, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (now called the East Village), June 24, 1940.

The Baiera family in the kitchen of their "classic tenement -- note transom over kitchen bathtub" at 17 East Street, near Avenue, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (now called the East Village), June

Child Berry Picker  This is a great image of a child Cranberry picker. It was taken in 1938 in a Cranberry bog in New Jersey. It is amazing to look at these pictures from the 1930's and see very young children doing an adult's work to try and help support the family

This is economic because it shows that the children have to do adult work just to help support the family and get paid. Child Berry Picker This is a great image of a child Cranberry picker. It was taken in 1938 in a Cranberry bog in New Jersey.

1887: A group of men loitering in an alley known as "Bandits' Roost", situated off Mulberry Street in New York City

A group of men loitering in an alley known as "Bandits' Roost", situated off Mulberry Street in New York City. (Photo by Jacob A. Riis/Museum of the City of New York/Getty Images)

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

The Man Who Lived In Three Centuries- Uncle Fed Messer, 1792-1907,

The Man Who Lived In Three Centuries- Uncle Fed Messer,

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