Community Service Society Photographs

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Old Men Making Toy Houses

Old Men Making Toy Houses
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#4429 Unknown Photographer In "A.I.C.P. 1920"; 77th Annual Report (I919-I920), page 14 bottom. 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 "The Eighty-First Annual Report of the A.I.C.P." (1923-24), p. 26 bottom. Caption: The Crawford Shops, where old people may work as failing strength permits. This instead of outright dependency or the idleness and misery of the almshouse.
Item Information
Title
Old Men Making Toy Houses
Date
circa 1919
Item Number
555
Photograph Number
4429
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Borough
Manhattan
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Toys; Toy making; Older people--Employment; Older men; Men
Names
Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.); Crawford Work Shops (New York, N.Y.)
Box and Folder Number
299: 72
CSS Description
#4429 Unknown Photographer In "A.I.C.P. 1920"; 77th Annual Report (I919-I920), page 14 bottom. 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 "The Eighty-First Annual Report of the A.I.C.P." (1923-24), p. 26 bottom. Caption: The Crawford Shops, where old people may work as failing strength permits. This instead of outright dependency or the idleness and misery of the almshouse.