- Look closely at the photo and describe what you see.
- Buildings that had once been single-family spaces were divided into multiple living spaces and called tenement houses. Based on this photo and the photo of tenement kitchens, describe what living in a tenement home would have been like.
- In the early and mid-19th Century, more and more people began crowding into America's cities, like New York City, including thousands of newly arrived immigrants. Why would people choose to live in tenement houses?
- Look at this photo and watch the Push Cart Vendor video. What were the advantages and disadvantages of industrialization?
"Yard of Tenement, New York, N.Y.," Detroit Publishing Co., between 1900 and 1910. Courtesy of Library of Congress