Where are you getting this information?

(Asked by Fang and Inky)

What I wanted to do was use sources that were not only about this time period but were also from this time period. I always document (and often cross-check) my sources, so if you are wondering where a specific piece of information came from, ask and I'll find it for you.

In brief, the main sources are...

Bromley, George W. and Walter S.
Atlas of the city of New York

Burns, Ric (with James Sanders, Lisa Ades)
New York : An Illustrated History

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Numerous articles

Campbell, Helen
Darkness and Daylight

Children's Aid Society

Community Heritage Maps

Costello, Augustine E.
Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

David Rumsey Map Collection

The Fort Wayne Sentinel
July 30, 1910 article

The Galveston Daily News
May 6, 1904 article

Google Earth

Google Maps

Harvard University Library
Open Collections Program

Heritage Quest Online
1900 census

Internet Archive

Internet Movie Database

Landmarks Preservation Commission
Elizabeth Home report
Mar. 18, 2008

The Library of Congress
Digital Collections

Lincoln Evening News
July 7, 1910 article

The Los Angeles Times
A variety of articles

Mathew, Kathleen
"New York Newsboys"
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Apr. 1895

McCabe, James D., Jr.
Lights and Shadows of New York Life: or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City

The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto

Muller Family website

The New Era
Dec. 6, 1895 article

The New York Daily Tribune
A couple of articles

The New York Public Library
NYPL Digital

The New York Times
A huge array of articles


O'Connor, Stephen
Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed

Online Etymology Dictionary

The Orphan Train site

Peter J. Eckel Newsboy Collection
Rare Book Division
Department of Rare Books and Special Collection
Princeton University Library

Riis, Jacob
"The Children of the Poor," Scribners Magazine
Vol. XI. May, 1892. No. 5.

Riis, Jacob
How the Other Half Lives

Riis, Jacob
"The Kid Hangs Up His Stocking," The Century
Volume 59, New Vol. 37, Nov. 1899

Riis, Jacob
"Merry Christmas in the Tenements," The Century
Volume 55, Issue 2, Dec. 1, 1897

Riis, Jacob
Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen

White, Norval
AIA guide to New York City

Zeisloft, E. Idell
The New Metropolis