Sunday, June 21, 2015

P O V E R T Y

Unable to pay their debts,  a family is sent to an 1841 poorhouse in England
     
1841 poor house enforcing discipline
"enforcing discipline"  on family members
    
1841 poor house one of the poor men
"one of the poor men"
     
1841 poor house diet and master
1) "Daily Diet:  6 ounces of bread with 3 pints of oatmeal/potato gruel"   2)  "The Master"
      
"The poor man's convoy",   human bodies from the poor house were sent to medical students for dissection
        
P O V E R T Y
        
an 1844 article about Glasgow tenements describes foul air and fluids
        
P O V E R T Y
        

1861 London 'mud-larks':  in summer and winter children and adults crawled through low-tide mud looking for small pieces of coal,  wood, or  trash
        
P O V E R T Y
        
1880 fry pan repair kit Magical Patching-Plate
"Magical Patching-Plate."  an 1880 repair kit for frying pans 
click image to enlarge
        
P O V E R T Y
        
1886 street boys shoes
1886 boys      see full size
    
P O V E R T Y
        

"Often with a very fair show to the outsider the block becomes a sort of pandemonium."
a 1904 article about London tenements describes violence, dirt, noise, quarrels, and drunkenness
        
P O V E R T Y
        
a photograph of a 1909 USA tenement showing an improvised Christmas tree
        
P O V E R T Y
        
1912 Lewis Hine photo of children at city dump
a 1912 Lewis Hine photograph      click twice
        
P O V E R T Y
        
an article about 1912 tuberculosis:  "A Mott Street hovel that reeked with vermin and disease.
The home of a family of five patients."
        
P O V E R T Y
        
"For Heaven's sake Ma!  Here's something aesthetic!"  a 1929 Canadian cartoon
         
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