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Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Man Making Toy

Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Man Making Toy
CSS Description
(1 extra print; also close-up of man by the window, #4287) #4288 From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Unknown Photographer In "Last Year's Work and This Year's Challenge"; 76th Annual Report of AICP (1918-1919), page 12 bottom. Caption: Crawford Work Shops where many old, old men and women whom industry in general doesn't want "to be bothered with" are given a chance to do two things - (l) make a living;(2) make all sorts of quaint things for young, young children. Yes, and a third thing, to keep out of the dreaded almshouse.
Item Information
Title
Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Man Making Toy
Date
circa 1918
Item Number
513
Photograph Number
4288
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
West 51st Street, 28
Annotation on Back
From Old Men's Toy Shop Album
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Toys; Toy stores; Stores, Retail; Older people--Employment; Older men; Men; Clothing and dress
Names
Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.); Crawford Work Shops (New York, N.Y.)
Box and Folder Number
299: 31
CSS Description
(1 extra print; also close-up of man by the window, #4287) #4288 From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Unknown Photographer In "Last Year's Work and This Year's Challenge"; 76th Annual Report of AICP (1918-1919), page 12 bottom. Caption: Crawford Work Shops where many old, old men and women whom industry in general doesn't want "to be bothered with" are given a chance to do two things - (l) make a living;(2) make all sorts of quaint things for young, young children. Yes, and a third thing, to keep out of the dreaded almshouse.