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PUBLIC HOUSING: New York Transformed 1939-1967
Photographs From the New York City Housing Authority
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  • Illustrated Guide to Public Housing
  • The Slums 1
  • Inside the Old Law Tenements 1
  • Applying to the New Life
  • Vanished Neighborhoods 1
  • The Slums 2
  • Inside the Old Law Tenements 2
  • Goodbye, Blue Collar
  • Vanished Neighborhoods 2
  • Spared the Wrecker’s Ball
  • Building Better Lives 1
  • The Slums 3
  • Vanished Neighborhoods 3
  • Instilling Bourgeois Values
  • Building Better Lives 2
  • National Security and Housing
  • The Liberals Behind Public Housing
  • Art for the People
  • First Houses Revisited
  • A Note on the NYCHA Photographers

Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College
La Guardia and Wagner Archives NYCHA Photograph Exhibit
This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Joel Schwartz (1942-2005) and Joe Margolis (1944-2011),
whose collaborative efforts made it possible.

This Virtual Photo Exhibit features never-before-seen images selected from thousands of 4x5-inch negatives in the New York City Housing Authority collection.