Community Service Society Photographs

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Boys Playing in Open Fire Hydrants, Lower East Side

Boys Playing in Open Fire Hydrants, Lower East Side
CSS Description
Looking North on Elizabeth Street from Spring. The crosstown street shown is Prince. This photo is similar to #4474, but seems to have been taken earlier, as there are not as many fire escapes and the street sign is still on the lamp post. The building in the background on the left, with the square structure on the roof, is Wanamaker's Department Store (built in 1905) between 8th and 9th streets, and covering hte block from Broadway to Astor Place.
Item Information
Title
Boys Playing in Open Fire Hydrants, Lower East Side
Date
between 1879 and 1950
Date Note
Date based on the date range (1879-1950) of the photographic portion of the Community Service Society Collection.
Item Number
118
Photograph Number
3007
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Elizabeth Street
Prince Street
Grand Street
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Streets; Play; Hydrants; Children; Buildings; Boys
Creators
Myers, Hiram
Box and Folder Number
13: 35
CSS Description
Looking North on Elizabeth Street from Spring. The crosstown street shown is Prince. This photo is similar to #4474, but seems to have been taken earlier, as there are not as many fire escapes and the street sign is still on the lamp post. The building in the background on the left, with the square structure on the roof, is Wanamaker's Department Store (built in 1905) between 8th and 9th streets, and covering hte block from Broadway to Astor Place.