Newspaper clipping from album of article "Vows to Free Sister from Charity Chains" from an unidentified newspaper, (N.Y.?), August 11, 1902.
|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.
|Year Range from||1902|
|Year Range to||1902|
Saint Mary Hospital
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