|Thomas E. Pryor at orphanage in 1914|
|Thomas E. Pryor orphanage intake/outtake card|
The Home opened in 1899; if you go to the link above you can read a New York Times article about the event. I walked around for 20 minutes and thought about the loss of family and being little in this place and though the garden was pretty not much else cheered me up. The worn beauty is interesting and the enormity of the institution is awe inspiring but it’s a sad spot. I can only imagine how difficult it must be trying to get through your childhood without family.
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Saturday, May 9th @ 7pm to 10pm
Ryan’s Daughter, 350 East 85th Street (between First & Second Avenue).
|“The Angel Guardian Home for Little Children,”|