NYPL Doc Chat: Exploring 1930s New York City through Tenement Photography

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May 6, 2021
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Public History, Urban History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

What can photographs of New York City tenements tell us about urban living conditions and the agencies created to regulate them? On the next episode of Doc Chat on Thursday, 5/6 at 3:30pm, NYPL's Carmen Nigro and Annie Polland, President of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, examine photos taken by inspectors of the New York City Tenement House Department and discuss reform, regulation, and social conditions in Depression-era NYC. Doc Chat is a weekly, 30-minute program series from the New York Public Library that digs deep into the stories behind the Library’s most interesting collections and highlights ways that teachers can incorporate them into the classroom.

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Julie Golia, PhD
Curator of History, Social Sciences, and Government Information
The New York Public Library

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