South Street on New York City's waterfront

Description
After joining the photographic unit of the Resettlement Administration in 1935, Carl Mydans was sent to document the living conditions of ordinary Americans in their urban settings. In New York City, housing shortages and the lack of relief aid offered to the unemployed during the Great Depression led homeless people to seek refuge among the rubble of the city. During the cold winter, four men huddled around a makeshift fire on the side of the street to warm themselves.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
Date made
Winter 1935
photographer
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York City
ID Number
2005.0228.001
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.001
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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