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New York Fire Escapes

Fire Escapes

Iron Fire Escapes

Photograph ca. 1920

New York fire escapes were necessary for the safety of tenement dwellers. They served many other purposes as well -- extra space to store provisions or plants, or a place to sit on sultry nights.

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This Iron Fire Escapes image is part of the "Vintage New York" exhibit, created by the New Rochelle Council on The Arts (NRCA); Thea Eichler, Program Chairman; with the assistance a grant from the Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation. © All images in this exhibit are the property of their respective copyright holders, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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