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Lower East Side: Then & Now

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Endangered Historic Sites Ellis Island Hospital Complex, New York Harbor, NY and NJ. Once the largest U. Public Health Service Institution in America, the hospital and support structures on Ellis Island are dilapidated and face a lack of funding.

Straw picture hat, by Caroline Reboux, French, ca. 1910. As a counterpoint to the slender body silhouette of the period 1906-1913, hats expanded, often to enormous size, reaching their maximum circumference of two yards in 1911. Despite the full, wide hairstyles worn at the time, hats of this size required an interior bandeau to support the oversize crown on the head.

Picture hat, c. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part II, 1931-1935, cont. | New York Social Diary

Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part II, cont.

Severalls Asylum by Keïteï, via Flickr

Report - - Severalls Asylum, Essex, May 2011