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Orchard Street As It Is Now

Orchard Street As It Is Now
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(Negative on file) #2839 Unknown Photographer In "Report of the Mayor's Push-Cart Commission," City of New York, 1906. Facing first page of text, top. Caption: ORCHARD STREET AS IT NOW IS. (Looking north from Grand St.) The Push-Cart Commission was appointed by the Hon. George B. McClelland, Mayor of the City of New York, February 20, 1905, with Lawrence Veiller (Director of the COS Department for the Improvement of Social Conditions) (Over) #2839 (cont.) as Chairman. Emily W. Dinwiddle (Secretary of the COS Tenement House Committee) was Assistant Secretary of the Commission. This is the only photograph in the Archives from the Commission's report. It's possible, however, that Nos. 320 thru 324 and Nos. 330, 332 and 333 were taken for the Push-Cart Commission's report but not used. At page 111, last paragraph, the report mentions its indebtedness to the "Tenement House Commissioner Edmond J. Butler, through whose courtesy the photographic work of the Commission has been possible"; no photographer's name mentioned. Orchard and Hester Streets were photographer's favorites for showing crowded tenement conditions. See also #379 and #2900; #6350
Item Information
Title
Orchard Street As It Is Now
Date
circa 1906
Item Number
362
Photograph Number
2839
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Orchard Street
Grand Street
Annotation on Back
Tenement House Committee
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Vending stands; Tenement houses; Streets; Men; Markets; Handcarts; Children; Carriages and carts; Buildings; Boys
Box and Folder Number
298: 88
CSS Description
(Negative on file) #2839 Unknown Photographer In "Report of the Mayor's Push-Cart Commission," City of New York, 1906. Facing first page of text, top. Caption: ORCHARD STREET AS IT NOW IS. (Looking north from Grand St.) The Push-Cart Commission was appointed by the Hon. George B. McClelland, Mayor of the City of New York, February 20, 1905, with Lawrence Veiller (Director of the COS Department for the Improvement of Social Conditions) (Over) #2839 (cont.) as Chairman. Emily W. Dinwiddle (Secretary of the COS Tenement House Committee) was Assistant Secretary of the Commission. This is the only photograph in the Archives from the Commission's report. It's possible, however, that Nos. 320 thru 324 and Nos. 330, 332 and 333 were taken for the Push-Cart Commission's report but not used. At page 111, last paragraph, the report mentions its indebtedness to the "Tenement House Commissioner Edmond J. Butler, through whose courtesy the photographic work of the Commission has been possible"; no photographer's name mentioned. Orchard and Hester Streets were photographer's favorites for showing crowded tenement conditions. See also #379 and #2900; #6350