Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/1/2012

The slumdogs of New York: Remarkable images open a window into the squalor and deprivation endured by immigrant families in an unrecognisable 19th century America

It is a window into the squalor, deprivation and poverty of a bygone age. This city of sweat shops, shanty towns and slums is an unrecognizable New York, captured, in black and white, as the 19th century wound to a close. Newly arrived immigrants slept 12 to a room, while street children roamed the alleys and tenement blacks of a Third World downtown Manhattan. for more click here

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