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The Tramp.

The Tramp.

A pipe-smoking man seated in a yard in front of a ramshakle shanty.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.


"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.


Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.


Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."


In the home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

Italian mother and her baby in Jersey Street.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The construction site for an addition to the Puck Building on Mulberry Street.

Typical Tenement Fire escape, serving as an extension of the "flat" -- Allen Street.

Typical Tenement Fire escape, serving as an extension of the "flat" -- Allen Street.


Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.


Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.


Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar - a cobbler in Ludlow Street.

Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar - a cobbler in Ludlow Street.


Roofs, Summer Night

Roofs, Summer Night

John Sloan, 1906.

[Mulberry Street.]

[Mulberry Street.]


The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.

The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.

The cleared blocks of land to become Division Street Park.

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

Clotheslines across the backyards of tenements on Thompson Street.

Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues

Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues

Row houses and tenements on 20th Street. A Consolidated Edison gas tank and the 2nd Avenue Line "El"...

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


The only Bath-tub in the Block: it hangs in the Air Shaft.

The only Bath-tub in the Block: it hangs in the Air Shaft.


[Lower East Side Street Scene.]

[Lower East Side Street Scene.]


General View from Penthouse, 56 Seventh Avenue

General View from Penthouse, 56 Seventh Avenue

Looking from the penthouse balcony at 56 Seventh Avenue between West 13th and 14th Streets. The County...

Paper bags.

Paper bags.

Four boys standing at counter-tops making paper bags.

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.


Pike and Henry Streets

Pike and Henry Streets

Pike Street between Henry and Madison Streets, showing tenements with the Manhattan Bridge in the background....

Court at No. 24 Baxter Street.

Court at No. 24 Baxter Street.


One Summer Night

One Summer Night

New York City WPA Art Project.

Untitled [Backyard of Rubble and Laundry]

Untitled [Backyard of Rubble and Laundry]

View of a pile of debris between tenement buildings. Laundry is hanging from clotheslines above.

Untitled [Small children on street]

Untitled [Small children on street]

View of a street in East Harlem with children gathered on the sidewalk in the near distance (right)....

Untitled [Boy in sailer hat]

Untitled [Boy in sailer hat]

View of a boy leaning from a gate in front a tenement building. The building has a "To Let" sign hanging...

Ships, Hamburg American Line, S.S. "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria".

Ships, Hamburg American Line, S.S. "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria".

The entrance to the Hamburg-American Line pier.

Fourth Avenue, no. 154

Fourth Avenue, no. 154

Abandoned old-law tenements at 154 Fourth Avenue between Butler and Douglass Streets.

1st Home. The N.Y. Foundling Hospital - 17 E. 12th St.

1st Home. The N.Y. Foundling Hospital - 17 E. 12th St.

Elevation view of 17 E. 12th Street, 1st home of the New York Foundling Hospital with adjacent boarding...

Delancey St. -- Williamsburg Bridge. [Delancey Street Looking East from Near Ludlow St.]

Delancey St. -- Williamsburg Bridge. [Delancey Street Looking East from Near Ludlow St.]

Looking east of Delancey St. near Ludlow St. under construction. Many children visible playing in the...

Entrance to Williamsburg Bridge. [Delancey Street Looking East from Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.]

Entrance to Williamsburg Bridge. [Delancey Street Looking East from Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.]

Looking east of Delancey St. between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave. under construction. Billboards and other...

Slums, Characters.

Slums, Characters.

A woman, posed, in a small bedroom.

Slums, Characters.

Slums, Characters.

A woman posed in the side passage of a tenement house on Thomas Street.

Lyric Moment 1958

Lyric Moment 1958

Printed around 2010 from a photograph taken in 1958.

Old style tenement in Washington Street.

Old style tenement in Washington Street.


Street Arabs in night-quarters -- Mulberry Street.

Street Arabs in night-quarters -- Mulberry Street.

Young men and boys sleeping on a ramshackle porch.

Bird's-Eye View of an East Side Tenement Block.

Bird's-Eye View of an East Side Tenement Block.


Ground plan of a Cherry Street block showing crowding on lot.

Ground plan of a Cherry Street block showing crowding on lot.


Dens of Death.

Dens of Death.

"Old picture taken for the Board of Health in 1872, 'Dens of Death' in the Mulberry Bend, (at the old...

Mulberry Bend--One of the Five Points Fifty Years Ago.

Mulberry Bend--One of the Five Points Fifty Years Ago.

"Old picture taken for the Board of Health in 1872, Mulberry Bend -- South-West Corner of the block --...

The Old Church" Tenement.

The Old Church" Tenement.

"Old picture taken for the Board of Health in 1872, September 3. Old Baptist Church Nos. 5-7-9 Mulberry...

Organized Charity. Dirty Tenement Hallway.

Organized Charity. Dirty Tenement Hallway.


Tenement House Yard.

Tenement House Yard.


The only Bath-tub in the Block: it hangs in the Air Shaft.

The only Bath-tub in the Block: it hangs in the Air Shaft.


"The Sun never enters here."

"The Sun never enters here."


Organized Charity. "A home nurse."

Organized Charity. "A home nurse."

A barefoot young boy stands next to a woman in bed.

New York, Old house (torn down) in Bleeker Street, on a back lot between Mercer and Greene Streets.

New York, Old house (torn down) in Bleeker Street, on a back lot between Mercer and Greene Streets.

A rear-lot house on Bleecker Street as seen from an adjacent excavation site.

The Tramp.

The Tramp.

A pipe-smoking man seated in a yard in front of a ramshakle shanty.

Rear Tenements in Mott Street, in which an Italian shot his wife dead and escaped, 1894.

Rear Tenements in Mott Street, in which an Italian shot his wife dead and escaped, 1894.


An old rear-tenement in Roosevelt Street.

An old rear-tenement in Roosevelt Street.


Old house in Cherry Street, "The Cradle of the Tenement".

Old house in Cherry Street, "The Cradle of the Tenement".

Children on the sidewalk in front of a house on Cherry Street.

It costs a Dallar a Month to sleep in the Sheds.

It costs a Dallar a Month to sleep in the Sheds.

A woman holding a child, and men sitting in a rear yard of a Jersey Street tenement.

Scene on the roof of the Barracks (no. 116), naked children.

Scene on the roof of the Barracks (no. 116), naked children.

The roof of a tenement building known as the Mott Street Barracks between Bleecker and Houston Streets....

Baby mourning badge on mouth of Mulberry Street Alley, flashlight at 3am.

Baby mourning badge on mouth of Mulberry Street Alley, flashlight at 3am.


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