Filthy Surface Sewage

Title

Filthy Surface Sewage

Description

"Filthy Surface Sewage in Which Children Play" - this Octavia Hill Association photo shows the unsanitary conditions that working-class, immigrant families faced. Their crowded tenements often lacked basic utilities such as plumbing and had no clean, public spaces.

Source

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Date

c. 1915

Contributor

Kate MacDonald

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Original Format

Photo

Files

Sewage.jpg


Citation

“Filthy Surface Sewage,” Philly Immigration, accessed July 8, 2020, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/392.