[Illegal dumping at Jamaica Bay]

[Illegal dumping at Jamaica Bay]
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Title: [Illegal dumping at Jamaica Bay]

Pile of rubbish in marsh at Jamaica Bay, on site presumably occupied by future housing project; houses bordering marsh in background. Caption on verso: "Here's a tip for Mr. Carey and Mrs. Moses too. Somebody's operating a private dump just west of your contested and much maligned dumping ground and it's getting larger and larger and lacks the protective layer of sand sprinkled over the other area. Motorists and residents curse its odors and occasional fires and blame the Sanitation Department. It has already extended to a spur of water which flows into Jamaica Bay below Howard Beach. Above is a general view of the situation."

Date: 1938
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Canarsie (New York, N.Y.)
Jamaica Bay (N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn daily eagle.
More Details: Title supplied by cataloger.
On verso: date inscribed: Oct. 9/38; "Eagle Staff photo."
Retouched; grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Housing
Subject: Waste disposal sites
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: HOUS 0112