Community Service Society Photographs

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Children in Front of Pharmacy

Children in Front of Pharmacy
CSS Description
Negative on file #5089 Unknown photographer Corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets (see sign on lamp-post). #5089 thru #5092 were taken in same place with same children (note little boy in bathing cap and one with wide light stripe around his middle). The buildings on this block, as well as those on the next block west, were "taken down" when Knickerbocker Village was built "by a limited-dividend corporation with assistance from" the Federal Government's Reconstruction Finance Corporation." Knickerbocker Village was completed in 1934 and its 1,600 apartments rented for an average of $12.50 a room. The average rental elsewhere in the neighborhood was $5.00. At the turn of the century, this was the much publicized "lung block." See: CHARITIES, Sept. 5, 1903, pp. 193-199, for article by Ernest Poole. See also: A Handbook on the Prevention of Tuberculosis; Being the First Annual Report of the Committee on the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the Charity Organization of the City of New York, 1903.
Item Information
Title
Children in Front of Pharmacy
Date
before 1934
Item Number
586
Photograph Number
5089
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Cherry Street
Catherine Street
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Streets; Storefronts; Play; Girls; Drugstores; Children; Buildings; Boys
Box and Folder Number
618: 8
CSS Description
Negative on file #5089 Unknown photographer Corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets (see sign on lamp-post). #5089 thru #5092 were taken in same place with same children (note little boy in bathing cap and one with wide light stripe around his middle). The buildings on this block, as well as those on the next block west, were "taken down" when Knickerbocker Village was built "by a limited-dividend corporation with assistance from" the Federal Government's Reconstruction Finance Corporation." Knickerbocker Village was completed in 1934 and its 1,600 apartments rented for an average of $12.50 a room. The average rental elsewhere in the neighborhood was $5.00. At the turn of the century, this was the much publicized "lung block." See: CHARITIES, Sept. 5, 1903, pp. 193-199, for article by Ernest Poole. See also: A Handbook on the Prevention of Tuberculosis; Being the First Annual Report of the Committee on the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the Charity Organization of the City of New York, 1903.