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Street Scene in Mulberry Bend

Street Scene in Mulberry Bend
CSS Description
(One 8 X 10 duplicate print and one 4 x 6 duplicate. There are also several other prints taken at the same time but from slightly different angles [eight 4 x 6; two 8 X 10]. See Extra Print File.) #7014 Stamped Weissner Studio Corner of Elizabeth and Prince Streets, looking north on Elizabeth. The lights strung overhead along Elizabeth are in celebration of a feast day, probably that of St. Anthony of Padua which is celebrated the week of June 13th. In a 33 page, 11 x 14 pamphlet entitled, "ON FOUR FRONTS - AICP Fights Poverty by (l) Restoring Families to Self-Support, (2) Building Health, (3) Giving the Kids a Break, (4) Caring for the Aged." At bottom of title page: 1843-1937. (The 1937 is the only indication of when this pamphlet was published. There Is no other date on it.) Picture on page 16. Caption: Street scene, just half a block from AICP's health center in the heart of old "Mulberry Bend," where 18,000 families live in a human anthill, many in tenements condemned as unfit for habitation. But the leaven is at work, conditions are improving - and AICP has helped chart the course.
Item Information
Title
Street Scene in Mulberry Bend
Date
circa 1937
Item Number
696
Photograph Number
7014
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Elizabeth Street
Prince Street
Annotation on Back
Elizabeth and Prince St. Looking north on Elizabeth. Feast of St. Anthony of Padua celebrated in June (13) No negative
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Women; Vending stands; Streets; Street vendors; Storefronts; Scales (Weighing instruments); Italian Americans; Handcarts; Festivals; Buildings
Creators
Weissner Studio
Box and Folder Number
300: 73
CSS Description
(One 8 X 10 duplicate print and one 4 x 6 duplicate. There are also several other prints taken at the same time but from slightly different angles [eight 4 x 6; two 8 X 10]. See Extra Print File.) #7014 Stamped Weissner Studio Corner of Elizabeth and Prince Streets, looking north on Elizabeth. The lights strung overhead along Elizabeth are in celebration of a feast day, probably that of St. Anthony of Padua which is celebrated the week of June 13th. In a 33 page, 11 x 14 pamphlet entitled, "ON FOUR FRONTS - AICP Fights Poverty by (l) Restoring Families to Self-Support, (2) Building Health, (3) Giving the Kids a Break, (4) Caring for the Aged." At bottom of title page: 1843-1937. (The 1937 is the only indication of when this pamphlet was published. There Is no other date on it.) Picture on page 16. Caption: Street scene, just half a block from AICP's health center in the heart of old "Mulberry Bend," where 18,000 families live in a human anthill, many in tenements condemned as unfit for habitation. But the leaven is at work, conditions are improving - and AICP has helped chart the course.