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Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men in Toy Shop

Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men in Toy Shop
CSS Description
#5016 From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Unknown Photographer In "A.I.C.P. 1921"; 78th Annual Report (1920-1921), page 11 bottom. Caption: OLD MEN'S TOY SHOP: To the man who has been told time and again by emplorers that he is "too old" to work, "too old to be bothered with," the Old Men's Toy Shop is a god-send. Here he is given the chance to earn an honest living, to be self-supporting - above all, to keep his self-respect. In "After Three Score Years and Ten," by William H. Matthews, Director Family Welfare Department, AICP. Undated. In AICP Publications, 1916-1923, #22. Probably published in 1922 or 1923. Picture facing page 23. Caption: Just doing their best in the shop every day. With a pride in the work that helps pay their way.
Item Information
Title
Old Men's Toy Shop Album -- Old Men in Toy Shop
Date
circa 1920
Item Number
612
Photograph Number
5016
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Borough
Manhattan
Annotation on Back
From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album
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
618: 34
CSS Description
#5016 From: Old Men's Toy Shop Album Unknown Photographer In "A.I.C.P. 1921"; 78th Annual Report (1920-1921), page 11 bottom. Caption: OLD MEN'S TOY SHOP: To the man who has been told time and again by emplorers that he is "too old" to work, "too old to be bothered with," the Old Men's Toy Shop is a god-send. Here he is given the chance to earn an honest living, to be self-supporting - above all, to keep his self-respect. In "After Three Score Years and Ten," by William H. Matthews, Director Family Welfare Department, AICP. Undated. In AICP Publications, 1916-1923, #22. Probably published in 1922 or 1923. Picture facing page 23. Caption: Just doing their best in the shop every day. With a pride in the work that helps pay their way.