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Four young men posing as gangsters in front of brick row house

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Row homes on K Street west of Kensington Avenue. Includes a sign for H. Trochler, florist, and several school children posing for the picture.

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Row houses near the John Hay School at 6th and Wharton, a block from where Sam Spritz first lived with his aunt after his arrival in Philadelphia in 1913. The photograph depicts the two story row houses, front stoops, and cobblestone streets of this…

This view of a prominent Kensington intersection shows the mix of housing and retail buildings, with two story rowhouses, more ornate three story homes, and a pool hall.

Title page for new legislation. Bill No. 863 regarded water for small dwellings, and Bill No. 864 regarded sanitary inspections.

This flyer advertises how the Octavia Hill Association makes and maintains homes for "wage-earners," making sure to clarify that their housing projects benefit immigrants to work and contribute to the economy.

Newspaper ad asking for people to buy company stock in Octavia Hill Association reads "Help US Acquire Ownership or Management of Property Like This and rid the city of a menace by replacing it with a sanitary home that will yield a profit at a small…

Newspaper ad from the Octavia Hill Association showing that Philadelphians could Americanize the foreign-born through friendly rent collectors.

The OHA shows how they improved living conditions in Philadelphia, and they asked people to invest in their company stock

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Row homes in Kensington. These were the types of homes many immigrants lived in when they moved to Philadelphia.
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