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Woman in Tenement

Woman in Tenement
CSS Description
Neg. on file #990 Unknown Photographer This picture, and #991 thru #997, may have been taken in connection with a “controlled” experiment of a residential section of the Bronx made by the AICP Bureau of Public Health and Hygiene. This experiment is described in “Social and Family Welfare,” the AICP 70th Annual Report (1912-1913), at page 36-40, under the heading “The House Fly and Health.” The report has 2 pictures (not in Archives – one showing a neat as a pin apartment; the other far from) opposite page 40 with the caption: A CONTRAST. IN WHICH IS THE FLY HAPPIER? The results of this experiment are also reported in the AICP publication #79, “Flies and Diarrheal Disease.” #754, stamped Rockwoods Studio, is one of the illustrations in “Flies and Diarrheal Diseases,” and #1070, a clean courtyard, and #1071, a clean street (both stamped Rockwoods Studio), may also have been taken in connection with this study but not used, as the AICP 70th Annual Report states at page 37: “The co-operation of the Sanitary Division of the Health Department, of the Tenement House Department, and of the Street Cleaning Department was then obtained in an effort to clean up the area by a rigid enforcement of the Sanitary Code, the Tenement House Law, and other municipal ordinances.”
Item Information
Title
Woman in Tenement
Date
circa 1900
Item Number
1285
Photograph Number
991
Format
photographs
Borough
Bronx
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Women; Tenement houses; Stoves; Interiors; Public health; Kitchens; House furnishings
Box and Folder Number
296: 70
CSS Description
Neg. on file #990 Unknown Photographer This picture, and #991 thru #997, may have been taken in connection with a “controlled” experiment of a residential section of the Bronx made by the AICP Bureau of Public Health and Hygiene. This experiment is described in “Social and Family Welfare,” the AICP 70th Annual Report (1912-1913), at page 36-40, under the heading “The House Fly and Health.” The report has 2 pictures (not in Archives – one showing a neat as a pin apartment; the other far from) opposite page 40 with the caption: A CONTRAST. IN WHICH IS THE FLY HAPPIER? The results of this experiment are also reported in the AICP publication #79, “Flies and Diarrheal Disease.” #754, stamped Rockwoods Studio, is one of the illustrations in “Flies and Diarrheal Diseases,” and #1070, a clean courtyard, and #1071, a clean street (both stamped Rockwoods Studio), may also have been taken in connection with this study but not used, as the AICP 70th Annual Report states at page 37: “The co-operation of the Sanitary Division of the Health Department, of the Tenement House Department, and of the Street Cleaning Department was then obtained in an effort to clean up the area by a rigid enforcement of the Sanitary Code, the Tenement House Law, and other municipal ordinances.”