Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

Italian House class in power sewing machine work: Recto

Creator/Contributor:
Underwood & Underwood, United States, 1882-1920, creator, photographer
Children’s Aid Society (New York, N.Y.). Italian House, New York, New York, United States, associated name, subject
Creation Date:
c1909
Extent:
16 x 21 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
photographs
Subjects:
Five Points, New York, New York, United States
vocational education
immigrants
schools
sewing
Italians
social services
young adults
sewing machines
Materials/Techniques:
gelatin silver process
Notes:
General note: Title from caption attached to verso. Title continues: ... where garments, bed and table linen are made for Children's Aid Society's many institutions. Photographer's stamp on verso. Accompanied by typescript (carbon copy) of "History and aim of the Five Points House" with "Five Points" hand-corrected to "Italian."
Historical: American photography studio and publisher Underwood & Underwood was established by the Underwood brothers, Bert and Elmer, in 1882. The firm was a prominent publisher of stereographs in North America until 1910 when it began to specialize in news photography. After the Underwood brothers retired in 1925, the company eventually dissolved around 1940.
Provenance: Gift of P.H. Hanus, 1917.
Subject: Italian House was established in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan by the Children's Aid Society of New York as a trade school and social center for Italian immigrants.
Repository:
Widener Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
W356850_urn-3:FHCL:1148400
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork356850/urn-3:FHCL:1148400/catalog