Editors’ Blog

The Tenement Museum’s Treasury of Stories

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

By Patrick Wong

There isn’t a better story than history itself: relatable characters, a well-crafted story, and one hopes, truth.

As the old but good saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words (or about 166 Six-Word Memoirs), which is why we’re loving the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s new online database of historical images. The Tenement Museum, a historical tenement building on 97 Orchard Street in New York City, has housed over 7,000 immigrants in a neighborhood that (until recent history’s hipster invasion), has been home to the poor and working class. The Tenement’s new online archive showcases over 1,300 photos of 97 Orchard Street and the people that lived there. The images are fully accessible and searchable, offering a rich history of the NYC’s Lower East Side.


3 responses

  1. Mike says:

    Now it’s the time to pay back to the artist who have done this wonderful job and make the picture like the real one. I am giving them the full rating.London escorts hang outs

  2. Sophia Witt says:

    According to Professional Wikipedia Editors As a matter of first importance, old buddy, the meaning of an apartment is a run-down and frequently packed condo, found in a poor segment of a huge city, for example, New York. This structure, as a rule, don’t have a lift, so occupants need to approach their condos. Henceforth the epithet “walk-ups”.

  3. bubble shooter says:

    The information you give about Tenement Museum’s Tales Museum is quite intriguing. I intend to explore this treasure trove of stories.vex 3

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