Tombs Jail, New York City, ca. 1896

Description

Tombs Jail, New York City, ca. 1896. The structure was built in 1838 in the Five Points neighborhood, a notorious slum in the lower part of Manhattan. The jail housed court, detention, and police facilities for the city.

Source and Copyright

Medium Black and White Photograph
Source Library of Congress
Copyright Public Domain
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