Community Service Society Photographs

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Tenement Families

Tenement Families
CSS Description
(Negative on file) Box 297 Folder 5 #1627 Photographer Probably Jessie Tarbox Beals Used in center-spread AICP Fresh Air appeal in Bagdad on the Subway; A Periodical of Association News,* No. 5, August 1918, p. 8 bottom. Appeal: LITTLE PRISONERS OF THE SLUMS -- Pining Away for Fresh Air This summer fresh air work among the poor is not only vitally necessary, but an urgent patriotic duty. Thousands of tenement children show today, in their wasted little bodies, the effects of last winter's zero weather and coal famine, and months of undernourishment due to the war prices of foods, and add to this the misery and suffering of this summer's record-breaking heat. Yet these helpless little ones are the future hope of America -- Won't YOU Help Them ---- Please? There were 9 issues of this Bulletin: 3 in 1917 (October, November, December); 3 in I918 (April, August, December); 3 in 1919 (September, November, December). The cover continued to use "A Monthly Bulletin" throughout the series but, beginning with No. 5, August 1918, the heading on the first page inside was changed to "A Periodical of Association News." The title of the Bulletin is from 0. Henry, see poem by Harry Lee, inside cover, 1st issue. A bound volume of the 9 issues is in the CSS Archives.
Item Information
Title
Tenement Families
Date
circa 1918
Item Number
80
Photograph Number
1627
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Annotation on Back
Negative
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Women; Tenement houses; Stoves; Interiors; Mothers; Kitchens; House furnishings; Children
Creators
Beals, Jessie Tarbox
Box and Folder Number
12: 128
CSS Description
(Negative on file) Box 297 Folder 5 #1627 Photographer Probably Jessie Tarbox Beals Used in center-spread AICP Fresh Air appeal in Bagdad on the Subway; A Periodical of Association News,* No. 5, August 1918, p. 8 bottom. Appeal: LITTLE PRISONERS OF THE SLUMS -- Pining Away for Fresh Air This summer fresh air work among the poor is not only vitally necessary, but an urgent patriotic duty. Thousands of tenement children show today, in their wasted little bodies, the effects of last winter's zero weather and coal famine, and months of undernourishment due to the war prices of foods, and add to this the misery and suffering of this summer's record-breaking heat. Yet these helpless little ones are the future hope of America -- Won't YOU Help Them ---- Please? There were 9 issues of this Bulletin: 3 in 1917 (October, November, December); 3 in I918 (April, August, December); 3 in 1919 (September, November, December). The cover continued to use "A Monthly Bulletin" throughout the series but, beginning with No. 5, August 1918, the heading on the first page inside was changed to "A Periodical of Association News." The title of the Bulletin is from 0. Henry, see poem by Harry Lee, inside cover, 1st issue. A bound volume of the 9 issues is in the CSS Archives.