Reports of the Immigration Commission Volume 9
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... household consists of husband and wife, aged, respectively, 27 and 30, and one lodger, who is 29 years of age. The husband has been in the United States six years, the wife nine years, and the lodger five years. Husband and wife can speak, but can not read and write, English, while the lodger can speak English and also read and write it. All three have attended school abroad. The dwelling occupied by this household is a detached frame structure in very poor repair, containing four rooms, for which a monthly rental of $11 is paid. The rooms are used as sleeping room, living room, kitchen, and dining room. The interior of the apartment is not clean and shows lack of proper attention. There is no bath in the house, the water being supplied by a hydrant-in the yard. The flush toilet is in the house. Neither gas nor electricity is available, the house being heated by coal grates and lighted with kerosene lamps. The wife is enabled to contribute to the household expenses by taking a boarder who pays $20 per month for board, lodging, and washing. Both the husband and the lodger are aliens, but expect to make the United States their permanent home. The male members of this household are employed in the iron and steel industry, one as a skilled laborer on a finishing machine and the other as a skilled laborer in the open-hearth department. Each worked about six months out of the past year, earning $2 per day. The total earnings of the husband were $364, all of which was contributed to the family fund, and the lodger's earnings were $336, of which $240 was paid to the family for board and lodging. The time lost by the head of the household was due to the industrial depression of 1908, aid that lost by the lodger was attributed to the same cause...
- 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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