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Tenement life

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

1935 - NYC Lower East Side Interior (from Tenement Museum)

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.

Jewish slums near Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 1910

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

One of the underprivileged, Hull House neighbor, Chicago, 1910 (1910)

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

An Italian family has supper, East Side, New York City, 1915

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)

The picture looks like it was taken in a tenement kitchen in New York, c.1910, where Mrs Hyde Kittredge's lessons in tenement housekeeping were held and from which the lessons in "Housekeeping Notes" have been derived.

Little girl sewing to make money (New York, early 1900's)

Children sewing, New York (early 1900's)

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

Children making flowers and their father is unemployed. New York, early 1900's

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.

The kitchen served multiple roles in New York tenements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here, members of an immigrant family shell nuts at their kitchen table to earn money. Read more:

family in cramped quarters, 1900's

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)

Dublin, 1964

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