Sanitation maps for New York City, 1894

Sanitation maps for New York City, 1894

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Caption: Sanitation maps for New York City, USA. 1894 maps showing population densities (top) and nationalities (bottom) for sanitation districts in Manhattan, New York, USA. The population density scale runs from 0-100 inhabitants per acre up to 900-1000 inhabitants per acre. The most densely populated area (black, upper left) is the east side of Manhattan. The nationalities (1890 Census) are mostly German, Irish and American. The total population in 1890 was 1,515,301. These Tenement-House Committee maps, drawn by Frederick Erastus Pierce (1878-1935), were published on 19 January 1895 in the US political magazine 'Harper's Weekly'.

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