A Peek At Urban Life During the 1800s By: EFE SERRA

Urban Life Condition in the 19th Century were hazardous because of Corrupt Government, Spread of Disease, and dangerous Tenements.

Tenements, what were they for? Why were they dangerous?

Common Tenement Layout, known as "Dumbbell Tenements"
Conditions at a cheap 5ยข cent lodging house.
"It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago" -Alice Hamilton, On Tenements
Laundry during the rise of the tenements, mid 19th century.
Who stole the people's money? The Tweed Ring was the most notoriously corrupt Political Machine New York faced.
Thomas Nast's Illustration "Under The Thumb" exposes corruption of the Tweed Ring through illustrations in which the illiterate could understand.
"I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures" Boss Tweed, On The Issue of Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons.
"I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" Boss Tweed, Raking In Votes
Cholera PSA and Prevention

The effect of Cholera in the 19th Century was simply massive.

John Snow's data pinpointing
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