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When Social Welfare Work was Young

When Social Welfare Work was Young
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Box 301 Folder 3 #MA-264 Drawing by W.H. Drake 2 copies in this folder See: Box 296 Folder 1 Photo 20 WHEN SOCIAL WEFARE WOORK WAS YOUNG. Free ice-water. Fountain erected about 1880 by the Berean Baptist Church at the corner of Bedford and Downing Streets, in the Ninth Ward. Notes the barefoot boy and the common drinking cups – now banned by law. Social welfare agencies now affiliated with the Greater New York Fund have led in the battle to improve social conditions since this fountain was erected. The Fund is engaged in its 1944 campaign to obtain from business its vital share of $22,250,000 required by 403 hospitals, health and welfare agencies. Hand written on back of one copy: #41 Tenement Houses Street scene around drinking fountain, 1884 Unused 1944
Item Information
Title
When Social Welfare Work was Young
Date
1884
Item Number
968
Photograph Number
MA-264
Format
illustrations
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Bedford Street
Downing Street
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Women; Public welfare; Men; Drinking fountains; Children
Creators
Drake, W. H. (William Henry)
Box and Folder Number
620: 51
CSS Description
Box 301 Folder 3 #MA-264 Drawing by W.H. Drake 2 copies in this folder See: Box 296 Folder 1 Photo 20 WHEN SOCIAL WEFARE WOORK WAS YOUNG. Free ice-water. Fountain erected about 1880 by the Berean Baptist Church at the corner of Bedford and Downing Streets, in the Ninth Ward. Notes the barefoot boy and the common drinking cups – now banned by law. Social welfare agencies now affiliated with the Greater New York Fund have led in the battle to improve social conditions since this fountain was erected. The Fund is engaged in its 1944 campaign to obtain from business its vital share of $22,250,000 required by 403 hospitals, health and welfare agencies. Hand written on back of one copy: #41 Tenement Houses Street scene around drinking fountain, 1884 Unused 1944