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This is a small selection of our inventory of Antique Poverty and Poor prints for sale. Additional inventory is available. Contact us with your request. 1-800-879-6277 

001pov: 1873 Poverty: Filthy Tenement in New York. Engraved scene from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "New York City: The Board of Health at Work Clearing Out Filthy Cellars of Tenement Houses in Cherry Street." Health inspectors are shown throwing piles of garbage into the street, while a crowd watches in the background. 8x11 in. $30

002pov: 1879 Poverty in New York Tenement. Engraved image from Harper's Weekly, titled "Tenement Life in New York: Rag-Pickers' Court, Mulberry Street." Shows the interior of a dilapidated tenement courtyard, where the residents are going about their daily business. 11x16 in. $40

003pov: 1873 Italian American Poverty: Minstrel Boys. Dark, engraved image from Harper's Weekly, titled "The Italian Boys in New York: Tortures of the Training Room." A young boy in tattered clothing is shown holding a violin, while a man beats him with a whip. 11x16 in. $40

004pov: 1883 Home of a Poverty Stricken Family. Engraved scene from Harper's Weekly, titled "Homes of the Poor." Shows the interior of a room where a large family is living, and barely managing to survive. On the right side, one family member is sewing items for piece-work wages. 11x16 in. $40

005pov: 1874 Poverty: Baby Farming in New York. Four engraved images from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "Baby Farming in New York City." The interiors of squalid "Baby Farms" are shown, where women took care of abandoned children in exchange for money. A short article at the top of the page describes the baby farming process. 11x16 in. $40

006pov: 1869 New York City Poverty: Central Park. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "The Squatters of New York: Scene Near Central Park." Small wooden shacks are shown, with impoverished families living inside. 11x16 in. $60

007pov: 1882 Poverty: Philanthropy from Mrs. Astor. Engraved scene from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "New York City: Presentation of Bibles to Destitute Children, on their Departure, January 3rd, for Homes Provided For Them by Mrs. John Jacob Astor." A group of young children is shown preparing to leave for their new homes, while a well-dressed woman hands bibles to each of them. 11x16 in. $40

008pov: 1883 Rural Poverty: Tramp Causes Trouble. Engraved images from Harper's Weekly, titled, "A Tramp and his Deeds." A ragged man is shown engaged in five different activities: Walking along a road; threatening a housewife; kidnapping a small child; stealing chickens; and sleeping in a haystack. 11x16 in. $40

009pov: 1893 Houses of the New York Poor. Engraved images from Harper's Weekly, titled "Comparative Architecture in New York." Contains views of wooden shanties in five different locations throughout the city. Some of the text from the back of the page is visible from the front, but overall condition is excellent. 11x16 in. $50

010pov: 1881: Extreme Poverty in New York. Engraved images from Harper's Weekly, titled "Tenement-House Life in New York: Mayor Grace's Tour of Inspection." Extremely poor people are shown engaged in a variety of daily activities, living in squalid conditions. 11x16 in. $40

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