The cloth cutters of Ludlow Street

Jacob Riis took this photo inside a Ludlow Street tenement apartment circa 1905. Looks like the entire extended family was running its own mini sweatshop.

Notice the little pup under the chair at left. I’d never seen a pet dog in a Lower East Side tenement interior photo before.

He looks pretty content there, with all his people around him.

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    […] snapshot of a Ludlow tenement by Jacob Riis.  Of note is the pet dog [Ephemeral […]

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