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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 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. (Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916.) Caption: William L., 54, living with his aged wife in one furnished room for which he pays $2.50 a week. His wife occasionally earns a trifle, but the only sure income is the $3.00 a week from the Toy Shop, out of which, after the rent is paid, only fifty cents remains for all other necessities. To save carfare Mr. L. walks back and forth daily from the Toy Shop to his room in East 4lst Street. For many weeks during the winter he carried home the scraps of wood from the toy-making to be used as fuel. Almost every day,too, he takes home to his wife some of the food left over from the luncheon served daily at the shop to all of the men.
Item Information
Title
Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men's Toy Shop
Date
circa March 1916
Item Number
44
Photograph Number
1597
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 Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Wooden toys; Toys; Toy making; 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: 93
CSS Description
Box 296 Folder 4 Jessie Tarbox Beals? From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Used to illustrate undated leaflet (1916 written on it) about the Old Men's Toy Shop in AICP Publications, Vol. 3, 1913-1916. (Date on newspaper: March 8, 1916.) Caption: William L., 54, living with his aged wife in one furnished room for which he pays $2.50 a week. His wife occasionally earns a trifle, but the only sure income is the $3.00 a week from the Toy Shop, out of which, after the rent is paid, only fifty cents remains for all other necessities. To save carfare Mr. L. walks back and forth daily from the Toy Shop to his room in East 4lst Street. For many weeks during the winter he carried home the scraps of wood from the toy-making to be used as fuel. Almost every day,too, he takes home to his wife some of the food left over from the luncheon served daily at the shop to all of the men.