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Photographs from Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904)

Alleyway Behind Row Houses

Row houses in Philadelphia open out onto an alleyway less than four-feet wide. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents. This image served as the frontispiece for the pamphlet, and the signature beneath it may be Dinwiddie's.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Undrained Waste Water

A pipe discharges waste water next to a frame residence in Philadelphia, with no drain to draw the contaminated water away from the house. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

A Tenement Courtyard

Tenement dwellers in Philadelphia sit or stand outside their houses, which open out onto a common courtyard. Laundry and bedding are set out to dry in the open air. A single hydrant, at the center of the courtyard, supplies water for nine small houses. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Communal Wash House

Women, children, and two young men stand outside a dilapidated building that serves as a communal wash house for the surrounding houses in Philadelphia. At center, a wash basin leans against the public hydrant, the only water source for the residents. The hydrant has only surface drainage. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrate Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Leaking Ceiling in Bedroom

Makeshift boards are hammered into the ceiling to prevent water from leaking onto the bed of an Italian immigrant in Philadelphia. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Crowded Alleyway

Residents in Philadelphia—including a woman peering around a doorway—pose in an alleyway littered with building materials and household items. This crowded walkway led to a central courtyard for a number of builldings.This is one of a series of photographs that illustrate Emily Wayland Diniwddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Tenement House Stairway

Dirt covers the stairway and walls inside a tenement house in Philadelphia. This is one of a series of photographs that illustrate Emily Wayland Diniwddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1904

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Alleyway Behind Row Houses

    Row houses in Philadelphia open out onto an alleyway less than four-feet wide. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents. This image served as the frontispiece for the pamphlet, and the signature beneath it may be Dinwiddie's.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Undrained Waste Water

    A pipe discharges waste water next to a frame residence in Philadelphia, with no drain to draw the contaminated water away from the house. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • A Tenement Courtyard

    Tenement dwellers in Philadelphia sit or stand outside their houses, which open out onto a common courtyard. Laundry and bedding are set out to dry in the open air. A single hydrant, at the center of the courtyard, supplies water for nine small houses. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Communal Wash House

    Women, children, and two young men stand outside a dilapidated building that serves as a communal wash house for the surrounding houses in Philadelphia. At center, a wash basin leans against the public hydrant, the only water source for the residents. The hydrant has only surface drainage. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrate Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two-page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Leaking Ceiling in Bedroom

    Makeshift boards are hammered into the ceiling to prevent water from leaking onto the bed of an Italian immigrant in Philadelphia. This is one in a series of photographs that illustrates Emily W. Dinwiddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Crowded Alleyway

    Residents in Philadelphia—including a woman peering around a doorway—pose in an alleyway littered with building materials and household items. This crowded walkway led to a central courtyard for a number of builldings.This is one of a series of photographs that illustrate Emily Wayland Diniwddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Tenement House Stairway

    Dirt covers the stairway and walls inside a tenement house in Philadelphia. This is one of a series of photographs that illustrate Emily Wayland Diniwddie's Housing Conditions in Philadelphia (1904), a study conducted under the direction of the Octavia Hill Association, a private organization devoted to improving housing conditions for the poor. In her forty-two page publication, Dinwiddie pointed out the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation in dwellings for Philadelphia's poorest residents.

    Citation: Housing Conditions in Philadelphia. F221 v.421. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1904

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections