Item no. 28443
New York
Collection: NYU Tamiment Library

Poor family on the Lower East Side, New York City

The label on this image says "Lower East Slums 1968" but it is not certain who wrote the caption for this posed shot of an African American woman and two children in a rudimentary apartment in New York. Photographer Sam Reiss did photography work for the United Housing Foundation, and probably took this shot for them.

Image by labor photographer Sam Reiss from the Tamiment Library Collections, New York University.

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