The Homes of the Poor, The Fever Nests in Thirty-Second Street.

Title:

The Homes of the Poor, The Fever Nests in Thirty-Second Street.

Format:

Prints

Publisher:

Harpers Weekly, May 12 1866, n.p.

Date:

1866

Street Address:

32nd Street

Photographer/Artist:

Unknown

Description:

"Fever Nests" refers to areas of the city, usually tenements, in which typhus fever, typhoid fever and smallpox flourished. Image shows Civil War era slums with animals in the streets and an industrial smoke stack in the background spewing smoke.

Subjects:

  • Poverty--New York (State)--New York--1890-1900.
  • Tenement houses--New York (State)--New York.

Rights:

Copyright Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Collection:

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center, Mina Rees Library.

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