Tenement Mother doing Piecework

Tenement Mother doing Piecework; a woman sits at a table and works while holding her baby

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Tenement Mother doing Piecework

Photograph of a mother doing piecework (work that was paid by items completed, rather than hourly, and often performed by working class women and children in their homes) in her tenement apartment. The photo was taken by reformers around 1910 to gain sympathy and spread awareness about the living conditions of New York tenements.

Hartley House records, Social Welfare History Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries



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Tenement Mother doing Piecework