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Title Newspaper clipping from album of article "Vows to Free Sister from Charity Chains" from an unidentified newspaper, (N.Y.?), August 11, 1902.

Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 2002.111.0021
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Edward Cooke Stanton
Scope & Content Newspaper clipping from album of article "Vows to Free Sister from Charity Chains" from an unidentified (N.Y.?) newspaper, August 11, 1902.

A tale of a boy, George Doscher, aged 16, of Hoboken trying to make it own his own and to save his little sister, Nellie, who was at the Hudson County Almshouse, from the "poorhouse." Their mother committed suicide and then their stepfather deserted them. George became employed, but fell ill enough go to Saint Mary Hospital. When he left it, it lived on the street, until a group of the Washington Street 'Crowd", boys of wealthy parents helped out by building him a hut (shanty) on Hudson Street between 12th and 13th Sts. Their help and a description of the materials is described. Some of the crowd is named (a photo of a group is shown at the hut): Willie Una, Tommie Sweatman, Archie Miller.



People Doscher, George
Doscher, Nellie
Una, William
Sweatman, Thomas
Miller, Archie
Date 1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Search Terms Saint Mary Hospital
Washington St.
Hudson St.
Twelfth St.
Thirteenth St.
Imagefile 011\20021110021.JPG
Classification Children
Social & Personal Activity
Domestic Life
Hospitals