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Investigation of Unemployed

Date: 1909
Description: The Easter week investigation of unemployment conditions with Professor Ross's class showing five children lined up by wooden fence with buildings in the b...
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Young Children Play in Squalid Alley

Date: 1925
Description: Three young children playing with a wagon in a squalid alley between rows of impoverished houses. Trash and rubble litter the alley.
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Gwinnette Court

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Description: Gwinnette Court two-room tenement houses, which were inhabited by twelve families. "Note the filthy condition of the front yard". These were eliminated by...
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The Ninth Ward

Date: 1916
Description: The Ninth Ward at the corner of Park and Regent Streets. This was considered to be part of the Greenbush area, which became Madison's first urban renewal p...
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Mexican Migrant Workers

Date: July 15 1948
Description: A Mexican woman and her six children are standing on the porch of the multiple-family housing provided to them by the pea cannery for which their husband a...
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Courtyard on 40 Albemarle Street

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Description: A slum courtyard on 40 Albemarle Street, with laundry hung to dry. There are broken doors and a barrel on the ground.
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Indian Children with Dog

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Description: Three Indian children pose outside their home with a large, white dog.
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Alley of Hammond's "Little Italy"

Date: June 1925
Description: View down littered back alley in Hammond's "Little Italy."
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Young Children in Littered Backyard

Date: 1924
Description: Three young children standing in a backyard in very poor condition, including the lack of a lawn, exposed trash piles, and other litter.
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Family, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: A family poses for photographers documenting living conditions.

Beekman Quarters housed 81 people in 23 buildings. None of the houses in the neighborhood...

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Woman and Child on Porch, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: A small child is seated on a porch while a woman stands in the doorway. "Yards turn to mudd [sic] when it rains — children must play on broken and rotting...
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Wood Pile, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: Elevated view of yard with a wood pile for fuel. In the background are roads, porches, and other dwellings.

Beekman Quarters housed 81 people in 23 buil...

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Family, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: A family poses in front of their home. "This family has to stop using the back room to this house. What used to be a doorway is now part of a huge hole in...
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Two Boys in Street, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: Two boys stand in a wet dirt road in the foreground. In the background is a house with a pile of objects in the yard, including an automobile, a door, and...
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Hurricane Damage, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: "Damage done by Hurrican [sic] Betsy remains untouched eight months later. Note that tin covering has been torn off far edge of roof. Rain leaks through ot...
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Outhouse, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: One of the 15 outdoor toilets in the Beekman Quarters neighborhood of Natchez, Mississippi. "'It's been full for two months. We still have to use it or wal...
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Houses, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: Several houses along a dirt road. A person stands in the doorway of one house. "'Some roofs leak worse than others, but we all get wet inside when it rains...
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House, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: "Roof leaks. Yard is too treacherous to play in or to hang out clothes. This photo was taken from the street as a tenant looked out the front door down the...
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Front Porch, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: "Two rooms. Six people, ages 33, 12, 8, 5, 2, 1. Wood heat. $12.00 per month. Carry water from neighbors front yard."

Beekman Quarters housed 81 people i...

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Front Porch, Beekman Quarters

Date: 1966
Description: "Woodpile on porch. Dangerous steps and porch. Boards layed [sic] over mud for front walk. Two persons have one room each in their building. Ages 50 and 7...

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