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February 21, 2017

Who is that woman in the wide-brimmed hat?

In 2008 and 2009, when we were researching the events of the 1917 food riots on the Lower East Side, photographs were scant.  This was not surprising, considering the time and also the subject material. Yet, since then, new pho...

February 19, 2017

In February, 1917, rising food prices led rioters to attack food shops and burn peddler's pushcarts on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn's Brownsville and Williamsburg sections, "rejecting suggestions that they substitute rice for potatoes and milk for eggs and meat....

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