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Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop

Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop
CSS Description
Box 296 Folder 4 #1594 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Man on right used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. Caption: Nicholas W., 52. Twenty years ago he lost a leg and for eighteen years worked on a canal boat with a very poor substitute for an artificial leg. His eyesight failed and he could no longer work with safety. Last fall he was sitting in Battery Park one day, with nothing to do and no prospect of anything to do, when someone told him of the Toy Shop. He immediately walked all the way to 50th Street to apply for work. He began work the next morning and has been in the shop since, and, although without experience, he is one of the best painters in the shop. He has no family or friends who can help him.
Item Information
Title
Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop
Date
circa 1913-1916
Item Number
42
Photograph Number
1594
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Borough
Manhattan
Annotation on Back
From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Wooden toys; Toys; Toy making; People with disabilities; Older people--Employment; Older men; Men--Employment; Men
Names
Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.)
Creators
Beals, Jessie Tarbox
Box and Folder Number
12: 91
CSS Description
Box 296 Folder 4 #1594 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Man on right used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. Caption: Nicholas W., 52. Twenty years ago he lost a leg and for eighteen years worked on a canal boat with a very poor substitute for an artificial leg. His eyesight failed and he could no longer work with safety. Last fall he was sitting in Battery Park one day, with nothing to do and no prospect of anything to do, when someone told him of the Toy Shop. He immediately walked all the way to 50th Street to apply for work. He began work the next morning and has been in the shop since, and, although without experience, he is one of the best painters in the shop. He has no family or friends who can help him.