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American Artifacts: Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Mulberry Street in 1900

Mulberry Street in 1900

New York City
Sunday, March 30, 2014

A visit to New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum to learn how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:56am (ET)

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