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Squatters near 38th Street between First and Second Avenues, 1858.

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  • Squatters near 38th Street between First and Second Avenues, 1858.

Title:

Squatters near 38th Street between First and Second Avenues, 1858.

Format:

1 photographic reproduction ; 24 x 13.6 cm.

Date:

1858

Street Address:

East 38th Street and Second Avenue

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Description:

Drawing of squatters near 38th Street between First and Second Avenues, 1858.

Description continued:

New York Times articles of the period reported that by 1864 an estimated 20,000 people lived in semi-rural shantytowns. These villages, complete with livestock, persisted through the 1880's.

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Subjects:

  • Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
  • Squatter settlements.
  • Shantytowns.
  • Domestic animals.
  • East River (N.Y.)
  • Cities and towns -- Growth.

Rights Management:

The images and information provided in this collection may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, except for "fair use" as defined by copyright law.

Rights Management 2:

Image courtesy of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

Publisher:

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

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