1898 Photograph of Orchard Street

Photo of a crowd gathered at a busy time in Orchard Street shopping, walking, chatting, and working

1898 Photograph of Orchard Street

Imagine the sights, smells, and sounds of the lower east side in 1898.

Associated Family Story Article

Associated Virtual Field Trip

1910s Rogarshevsky Family  | The Rogarshevsky Family story features a Jewish American family and their 1911 tenement home. Students learn about the push and pull factors of Eastern European immigration, their journey through Ellis Island, and their work in the garment industry on the Lower East Side.

  • Themes: Culture and Identity, Industrialization and Labor, Push and Pull Factors
  • Topic: European immigration, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Questions on lessons and activities?

The materials on this page can enrich a visit to the Museum or help you teach about im/migration. If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us.

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