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"Slept in that cellar four years."

"Slept in that cellar four years."

A man atop a make-shift bed that consists of a plank across two barrels.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.


Trowmart Inn.

Trowmart Inn.

Entry and lobby of the Trowmart Inn for working girls, at Hudson and West 12th Streets, with reception...

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.


Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged Indigent Females, Board Room.

Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged Indigent Females, Board Room.

Board room at the Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged Indigent Females, 891 Amsterdam Avenue....

Hotels, Trowmart Inn.

Hotels, Trowmart Inn.

The Trowmart Inn for working girls at Hudson and West 12th Streets, New York.

Harlem Housing Exhibit, P.W.A.

Harlem Housing Exhibit, P.W.A.

Showing four people.

Harlem Housing Exhibit, P.W.A.

Harlem Housing Exhibit, P.W.A.

Showing four people.

Shanty town about 69th Street West (Boulevard). Disappeared since.

Shanty town about 69th Street West (Boulevard). Disappeared since.


Bird's-Eye View of an East Side Tenement Block.

Bird's-Eye View of an East Side Tenement Block.


Ground plan of a Cherry Street block showing crowding on lot.

Ground plan of a Cherry Street block showing crowding on lot.


Dens of Death.

Dens of Death.

"Old picture taken for the Board of Health in 1872, 'Dens of Death' in the Mulberry Bend, (at the old...

Mulberry Bend--One of the Five Points Fifty Years Ago.

Mulberry Bend--One of the Five Points Fifty Years Ago.

"Old picture taken for the Board of Health in 1872, Mulberry Bend -- South-West Corner of the block --...

The Old Church" Tenement.

The Old Church" Tenement.

"Old picture taken for the Board of Health in 1872, September 3. Old Baptist Church Nos. 5-7-9 Mulberry...

Blackwell's Island, The Female Almshouse.

Blackwell's Island, The Female Almshouse.

Women in almshouse courtyard.

Rear Tenements in Mott Street, in which an Italian shot his wife dead and escaped, 1894.

Rear Tenements in Mott Street, in which an Italian shot his wife dead and escaped, 1894.


"The Barracks" -- Mott Street between Bleeker and Houston.

"The Barracks" -- Mott Street between Bleeker and Houston.

Facade view of a tenement building known as "The Barracks".

The 'Ship' in Hmilton Street.

The 'Ship' in Hmilton Street.


Shoemaker working in a house in the yard of 219 Broome Street, which the landlord built when the sanitary police put him out of the basement. Clatterpole sticks up through his house. Rent $12 a month.

Shoemaker working in a house in the yard of 219 Broome Street, which the landlord built when the sanitary police put him out of the basement. Clatterpole sticks up through his house. Rent $12 a month.


Shanty town -- some of the last remnants, 1896.

Shanty town -- some of the last remnants, 1896.


Shanty town.

Shanty town.

A wood-framed house, with encroaching railroad tracks and telegraph poles visible.

A Fourth Ward Colony in the Bad Old Days.

A Fourth Ward Colony in the Bad Old Days.

Photograph of a print from a report of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor....

An Old Wooster Street Court.

An Old Wooster Street Court.

A photograph of a print of Wooster Street lined with wood-framed shanties.

Evening in one of the Courts in Mills House No. 1.

Evening in one of the Courts in Mills House No. 1.


Interior -- reading room in Mills House no. 1.

Interior -- reading room in Mills House no. 1.

Men reading newspapers.

Mills House No. 1, outside view.

Mills House No. 1, outside view.


Fireproof tenements in W. 42 Street - W. 41 Street, Fireproof Construction Company's houses, 1900.

Fireproof tenements in W. 42 Street - W. 41 Street, Fireproof Construction Company's houses, 1900.


"Forty Foot Strip" Place of building tenements, City to lay out a block as park then sell other edge to be built on with restrictions.

"Forty Foot Strip" Place of building tenements, City to lay out a block as park then sell other edge to be built on with restrictions.


Battle Row Model Tenement, City & Suburban Homes Co.'s new tenements on First Ave. 1900.

Battle Row Model Tenement, City & Suburban Homes Co.'s new tenements on First Ave. 1900.


Alfred Corning Clark Buildings.

Alfred Corning Clark Buildings.


"Homewood," City & Suburban Homes Company's Settlement in Long Island when being built.

"Homewood," City & Suburban Homes Company's Settlement in Long Island when being built.


Washerwoman's Flat in the Riverside Tenements, Brooklyn.

Washerwoman's Flat in the Riverside Tenements, Brooklyn.


First Prize Plan Charity Organization Society Competition, 1900, 100 x 100 feet lot.

First Prize Plan Charity Organization Society Competition, 1900, 100 x 100 feet lot.


Second Prize Plan of tenement 75 feet unit, 12 apartments, 34 rooms, Israel & Harder, Charity Organization Society, 1900.

Second Prize Plan of tenement 75 feet unit, 12 apartments, 34 rooms, Israel & Harder, Charity Organization Society, 1900.


Third Prize Charity Organization Society Competition, 1900, 50 feet lot, Israel & Harder.

Third Prize Charity Organization Society Competition, 1900, 50 feet lot, Israel & Harder.


Third Prize Plan Charity Organization Society Competition, 1900, Joseph Wolf.

Third Prize Plan Charity Organization Society Competition, 1900, Joseph Wolf.


Third Prize Plan Charity Oraganization Society Competition, 1900, lot 100 x 100, Cowell & Smith.

Third Prize Plan Charity Oraganization Society Competition, 1900, lot 100 x 100, Cowell & Smith.


A Typical East Side Block.

A Typical East Side Block.


Tenement House Commission. Typical East Side Block "short view".

Tenement House Commission. Typical East Side Block "short view".


The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.


Amalgamated Housing Inc., Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC. Grand Street facade from left.

Amalgamated Housing Inc., Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC. Grand Street facade from left.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Grand Street facade from right.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Grand Street facade from right.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. From corner Broome and Columbia Street, 1.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. From corner Broome and Columbia Street, 1.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Detail Broome Street facade.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Detail Broome Street facade.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Broome Street entrance gates and arch.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Broome Street entrance gates and arch.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Through entrance arch 1.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Through entrance arch 1.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Through entrance arch 2.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Through entrance arch 2.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Court entrance detail.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Court entrance detail.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Entrance passage detail.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Entrance passage detail.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Court facade 1.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Court facade 1.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Court facade 2.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. Court facade 2.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. General garden view from below.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. General garden view from below.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. General garden view from above.

Amalgamated Housing Inc. General garden view from above.

Located at Grand and Columbia Streets, NYC.

Knickerbocker Village, NYC.

Knickerbocker Village, NYC.


Knickerbocker Village, NYC.

Knickerbocker Village, NYC.


A Boarder at the Rutgers Street Dump.

A Boarder at the Rutgers Street Dump.


"Slept in that cellar four years."

"Slept in that cellar four years."

A man atop a make-shift bed that consists of a plank across two barrels.

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