|The Tombs was one of the
jails and prisons run by Department of Public Charities & Correction.
DPC&C had on its annual report covers the same Mother figure giving
succor to her needy as on the report covers of its ancestor agency, the Alms
House Dept. It managed hospitals & homes for the poor. These included
(Click) the Colored Home for the elderly and (Click) the Colored Orphan
|The image of the cover of
the 10th annual report of the Governors of the Alms House (1858), showing
Mother New York caring for her children, is dgital copy of a photocopy of the
printed volume in the City Hall Library.
|For more about that
excellent resource, visit
|The Colored Orphan Asylum
image was extracted from a larger image appearing in the Harlem Dowling West
Side Centerís† 175th
Anniversary Journal web page at