I guess cell phones aren't that bad! The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the These photos of a morass of telephone wires in New York City were taken in 1887 and only a little more than 10 years after the telephone was first patented…
This is a picture taken during the Great Depression. A mother stands with her two children wearing old, ripped up clothing. The area surrounding them is dirty and resembles a waste yard. This is a credible source because it is picture taken at the time of the Great Depression. This picture shows how all Canadians were forced to live. Money was scarce, and people could not afford clothes. Therefore, people had to change their lifestyle according to how much money they had.
Jewish Market on the East Side, New York between 1890 and 1901 Detroit Publishing Co. The three story building at the left of this image shows an example of the older wooden tenement houses. As described in an 1873 article in Harpers Weeky this type of wooden structure was "liable at any time to take fire, and from its position, and from the fact that it is unprovided with fire escapes, such a casualty might involve a frightful loss of life. "
The Incredible Photography Portfolio of Dorothea Lange