1903 Manhattan

I saw this photo on History Lover’s Club’s Twitter stream, @historylvrsclub. It’s Hester Street in Lower Manhattan, NYC in 1903. I have to remember that most Americans were working class at this time, not middle class. In New York City, most working class lived in tenements without adequate ventilation, electricity, running water, bathrooms. This was a hard time for people. I contrast this with the story I just posted about Millennials, people born between 1981 and 1996, who claim they are the burned-out generation.

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