New York historic rubbish

These pictures give a fascinating insight into the history of New York City through its forgotten rubbish. The trash includes an old bagel, a love letter and old medicine boxes. They are among more than 6,000 items found in the city and restored by the Tenement Museum. Most of the rubbish was found in one building thought to have housed thousands of immigrants during the 1930s. Historians also found a wedding invitation, a doll’s head and a library notice. (Caters News)

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<p>Aspirin tins: Squibb, found in the south side of the first floor airshaft in 1993; Bayer tablets, found under the floorboards in the kitchen of what is the recreated Moore Apartment on the fourth floor in 2008, and Akend, found under the floorboards in the kitchen of Apartment 3 on the second floor of 97 near the sink in 1993. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

Aspirin tins: Squibb, found in the south side of the first floor airshaft in 1993; Bayer tablets, found under the floorboards in the kitchen of what is the recreated Moore Apartment on the fourth floor in 2008, and Akend, found under the floorboards in the kitchen of Apartment 3 on the second floor of 97 near the sink in 1993. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This wedding invitation was donated to the museum in 2010 by Leon Weintraub and Ada Finifter, the grandchildren of Emma Weinstein and Samuel Weintraub. Emma Weinstein lived at 97 Orchard St. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This wedding invitation was donated to the museum in 2010 by Leon Weintraub and Ada Finifter, the grandchildren of Emma Weinstein and Samuel Weintraub. Emma Weinstein lived at 97 Orchard St. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This cough medicine bottle, from 257 Broome St. at the corner of Orchard St., was found in apartment in 1993. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This cough medicine bottle, from 257 Broome St. at the corner of Orchard St., was found in apartment in 1993. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This Lucky Strike package was found under floorboards of an apartment kitchen in 2008. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This Lucky Strike package was found under floorboards of an apartment kitchen in 2008. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>A bagel discovered on the fourth floor of 97 Orchard St. in 2008. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

A bagel discovered on the fourth floor of 97 Orchard St. in 2008. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This Virginia Brights package was found on the second floor of 97 Orchard St. under floorboards in the kitchen of Apartment 14 in 2008. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This Virginia Brights package was found on the second floor of 97 Orchard St. under floorboards in the kitchen of Apartment 14 in 2008. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This doll head was found in the northeast fireplace in the basement of 97 Orchard St. in 2012. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This doll head was found in the northeast fireplace in the basement of 97 Orchard St. in 2012. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This bag of raspberries was found in an apartment kitchen fireplace in 2008. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This bag of raspberries was found in an apartment kitchen fireplace in 2008. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This love letter was found in 97 Orchard St. in 1993. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This love letter was found in 97 Orchard St. in 1993. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This Durkees Curry Powder tin was found in the floorboards of an apartment in 2008. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This Durkees Curry Powder tin was found in the floorboards of an apartment in 2008. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This library notice was found in the north mailbox in the front hallway of 97 Orchard Street in 1993. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This library notice was found in the north mailbox in the front hallway of 97 Orchard Street in 1993. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This Durkees curry powder tin was found under the floorboards of an apartment in 2008. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This Durkees curry powder tin was found under the floorboards of an apartment in 2008. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This shoe polish was found in an apartment on the third floor of 97 Orchard St. in 1994. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This shoe polish was found in an apartment on the third floor of 97 Orchard St. in 1994. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>These marbles were found in various locations throughout the building over the years; some were under the floorboards in kitchens of apartments on the fourth floor in 2008; others were found in the basement and second floor of 97 Orchard St. in 1994 and 1995. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

These marbles were found in various locations throughout the building over the years; some were under the floorboards in kitchens of apartments on the fourth floor in 2008; others were found in the basement and second floor of 97 Orchard St. in 1994 and 1995. (Photo: Caters News)

<p>This High Holiday ticket, written in Yiddish, was for services at 126 Allen St. Services at midnight on Sept. 20. It announces a famous cantor, the Rev. Joshua Weiser, will preside along with splendid double choir. This ticket was found in the floorboards of Apartment 7 on the third floor of 97 Orchard St. (Photo: Caters News) </p>
New York City historic rubbish

This High Holiday ticket, written in Yiddish, was for services at 126 Allen St. Services at midnight on Sept. 20. It announces a famous cantor, the Rev. Joshua Weiser, will preside along with splendid double choir. This ticket was found in the floorboards of Apartment 7 on the third floor of 97 Orchard St. (Photo: Caters News)

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