Slums in the late 19th century

Plight of the poor in the Lower East Side.

Ethnic Ghetto

Immagrants come from all over, speaking many languages. Most come from Ellis Island to find their appropriate ghetto. Each ghetto consisting of a different language.

An old rear tenement in Roosevelt Street

Many people survived based off living in small tenements after going through culture shock

"one half of the world does not know how the other half lives."

Crowded working in sweatshops