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Crawford Work Shops

Crawford Work Shops
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Box 299 Folder 15A #5110 Stamped Hiram Myers From: Women's Work Rooms Album In "A.I.C.P. 1920"; 77th Annual Report (1919-1920), page 14 top. Caption: THE CRAWFORD WORK SHOPS. It is work and interest in life which keeps men and women - old in years - free from discouragement and bitterness, and the Crawford work shops are making a distinct contribution to society by bringing hope and cheer to scores of those who have fallen out of the race. The shops do this for men and women who often are quite alone in the world - and with whom few employers of labor care to bother. Living in small hall bedrooms in various parts of the city, mostly on the great East side, these crippled and otherwise handicapped old people find in the Crawford Shops, not only a living, but a life. In "After Three Score Years and Ten," by William H. Matthews, Director Family Department AICP. Undated. In AICP Publications, 1916-1923, #22. Probably published in 1922 or 1923. Picture facing page 27. Caption: Just where would they be - how might they have fared Had nobody bothered, had nobody cared?
Item Information
Title
Crawford Work Shops
Date
circa 1919
Item Number
122
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Annotation on Back
From: Women's Work Rooms Album
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Women--Employment; Women; Sewing; People with disabilities; Older women; Older people--Employment
Names
Women's Work Interiors (New York, N.Y.); Crawford Work Shops (New York, N.Y.)
Creators
Myers, Hiram
Box and Folder Number
13: 39
CSS Description
Box 299 Folder 15A #5110 Stamped Hiram Myers From: Women's Work Rooms Album In "A.I.C.P. 1920"; 77th Annual Report (1919-1920), page 14 top. Caption: THE CRAWFORD WORK SHOPS. It is work and interest in life which keeps men and women - old in years - free from discouragement and bitterness, and the Crawford work shops are making a distinct contribution to society by bringing hope and cheer to scores of those who have fallen out of the race. The shops do this for men and women who often are quite alone in the world - and with whom few employers of labor care to bother. Living in small hall bedrooms in various parts of the city, mostly on the great East side, these crippled and otherwise handicapped old people find in the Crawford Shops, not only a living, but a life. In "After Three Score Years and Ten," by William H. Matthews, Director Family Department AICP. Undated. In AICP Publications, 1916-1923, #22. Probably published in 1922 or 1923. Picture facing page 27. Caption: Just where would they be - how might they have fared Had nobody bothered, had nobody cared?