"In the Biggest New York Tenement" - Nellie Bly - New York World

Nellie Bly Spends the Two Hottest Days of the Year in the Largest "Double Decker" in Town; 3,532 People in the Block; One Family Occupying Only Three Rooms Have Eight Boarders and Lodgers; Sleeping on the Fire-Escapes; No Scenes of Disturbance or DIsorder Among the Throngs of Over-Crowded Tenants; Strange Phases of Life in a Big City; An Interesting Chat with the Janitress of the Big Double-Decker Tenement House

Description:Bly spends the hottest nights of the year in New York's biggest tenement apartment.

Rights: public domain

Additional Media

'The World' newspaper article with graphic of crowded tenements.