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Love this Museum! inside the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Manhattan

September 1935. Washington, D.C. "Negro back yards near Capitol." A back alley view of some F Street tenements that are an interesting mix of appalling and appealing.

Toronto slums, backyard with children, 1915

Garment Workers, New York, NY January 25, 1908 National Archives and Records Administration Records of the Department of Commerce and Labor, Children's Bureau

Slavic family living in a shack in cannery community in western New York, 1912

Living rooms of a tenement family near Hull House, Chicago, 1910

Kitchen scene in Chicago tenement near Hull House, 1912 (1912)

A happy note in tenement life. A child is bathed and laundry is cleaned at the same time. East Side, New York City, 1905 (1905)

Making doll clothes (Campbell Kids) in New York, 1912

The Star Public House 9Wootton, England0 about 1900 with William Gilbert and family standing outside. According to a note in the register of alehouse licences the Star beerhouse was first licensed in 1847. The deeds to the property go back to 1802 when the house divided into three tenements.

A family sewing in a tenement.

O'Connell building, a three story tenement building, c1895, with ground level storefronts at 399 Market St at the corner of Surrey St and opposite Henshaw St. The O'Connell building was built on land that formed part of the eleven acre grounds of the Brighton Stockyards that stretched behind Brighton's largest hotel, the famous Cattle Fair. 399 Market St was built by James O'Connell, who established a plumbing business in one of its storefronts. (Massachuseetts)

Tenement buildings in a poor state of repair at Angle Court, 1913. (Dublin, Ireland)

Alley playground: Children play with barrels under the washing hung between tenements in Gotham Court, Cherry Street around 1890. (New York) Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook