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Boys Play Among Litter on a New York City Street

Around 1900, an anonymous photographer captured this image of children playing in a New York City street, near open sewers and a dead horse. Such scenes prompted reformers to campaign for better sanitation in U.S. cities.

The close of a career in New York
Source | Detroit Publishing Company, "The close of a career in New York," black and white photograph, c. 1900-1906; from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994000613/PP/.
Creator | Detroit Publishing Company
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Detroit Publishing Company, “Boys Play Among Litter on a New York City Street,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed August 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1058.

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