Lower East Side (N.Y), 1969, 1975, 1985

6 boxes
Scope and content:

Series comprises black-and-white images taken by Karales during three visits roughly ten years apart to New York City's Lower East Side neighborhoods, as part of an assignment with Look magazine. They feature street scenes and individual portraits of East Side families, children, and other individuals in settings such as neighborhood games, a community clean-up of derelict building lots, and other social gatherings. The Reverend Bruce Ritter, the founder of the Covenant House homeless youth shelter, is featured in many portraits and scenes. A transcript of a lengthy interview with Father Ritter is also found in the Lower East Side Subseries of the Manuscripts and Printed Materials Series.

Series includes 17 large black-and-white gelatin silver prints, measuring 11x14 inches, as well as contact sheets, work prints (5x7 and 8x10 inches), and negatives. With a few exceptions, the large prints do not indicate the date they were taken.


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