814 N Hancock Street

Title

814 N Hancock Street

Subject

Hancock Street, North Philadelphia, Philadelphia; Housing conditions

Description

Two children play along the street while their mother does laundry. A man lounges in the background and two people look down from the second story windows of the central house. This photograph shows a glimpse of the poor housing conditions southern migrants experienced in the city of Philadelphia. Oftentimes, several families lived in the same house and might move several times to find better or cheaper accommodations.

Source

Delaware Housing Association, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

1928

Contributor

Erica Knorr

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Format

JPG

Original Format

Photograph

Files

814 N Hancock 1928 PHA copy 3.jpg
814 N Hancock 1928 PHA copy 2.jpg


Citation

“814 N Hancock Street,” Goin' North, accessed December 9, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/859.