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Three Immigrant Children on Boat - 1920 New York, NY-Left to right- Linda Scholi, Flielina Scholi and Vincent Ianlani were among the little immigrants arriving in New York from Italy today on the S.S. Regina de Italia. They lived in the same town in Italy and now that they have arrived in their "promised land," they will seperate, their parents going to different cities in the country. #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola
Children sleeping on Mulberry St 1890Harold Evans, author of The American Century: People, Power and Politics (1998) pointed out: "Jacob Riis estimated that Dickensian London had 175,816 people living on every square mile of its worst slums but New York's Lower East Side by the nineties in contrast, had about 290,000 per square mile, making it perhaps the worst slum in the history of the Western world.... He records a tenement block with/1,324 Italian immigrants living in a total of 132 rooms.