Community Service Society Photographs

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Street Cleaning

Street Cleaning
CSS Description
#1071 Stamped Rockwoods Studio Note the two wheel Department of Sanitation cart and the "White Wing." The number on the cart looks like 222 (or maybe 232?), and the insignia behind the wheel is headed by a "B." Borough? Brooklyn? Bronx? This appears to be an Italian neighborhood - Grosseria Italiana at right and Luigi Cila, Shoemaker, across the street (the boot looks as if it's in front of the house next door but it's actually hangind out over the sidewalk). The number on the shoemaker shop is 238; the next, left foreground, is 240. But what street is it? And what is the small square structure at the top of the street? The 5 story building at the left has the date 1905. Judging by the button shoes on the little girl at the left and the clothes the women are wearing, the picture could have been taken 1910-1915.
Item Information
Title
Street Cleaning
Date
between 1910 and 1915
Item Number
244
Photograph Number
1071
Format
photographs
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Streets; Street cleaning; Storefronts; Refuse and refuse disposal; Men; Horses; Children; Carriages and carts; Buildings
Creators
Rockwoods Studio
Box and Folder Number
296: 34
CSS Description
#1071 Stamped Rockwoods Studio Note the two wheel Department of Sanitation cart and the "White Wing." The number on the cart looks like 222 (or maybe 232?), and the insignia behind the wheel is headed by a "B." Borough? Brooklyn? Bronx? This appears to be an Italian neighborhood - Grosseria Italiana at right and Luigi Cila, Shoemaker, across the street (the boot looks as if it's in front of the house next door but it's actually hangind out over the sidewalk). The number on the shoemaker shop is 238; the next, left foreground, is 240. But what street is it? And what is the small square structure at the top of the street? The 5 story building at the left has the date 1905. Judging by the button shoes on the little girl at the left and the clothes the women are wearing, the picture could have been taken 1910-1915.