Five Dollars Will Make the Dream Come True

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Title

Five Dollars Will Make the Dream Come True

Description

Editorial cartoon by Oscar Cesare originally published in the New York Sun. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 4, no. 3 (September 1913), p. 271. 

A poor mother kneels beside her sleeping child. She dreams of the "Mother's Home at Sea Breeze." Caption: "Five Dollars Will Make the Dream Come True."

Sea Breeze Home, located at Surf Avenue and Twenty-ninth St., Coney Island, was a summer convalescent home for poor mothers and children who had contracted tuberculosis in the tenement neighborhoods of New York City. The institution was owned by the city. 

Many people were involved in the creation and expansion of the Sea Breeze Home and the Sea Breeze Hospital. They included Jacob Riis, Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, John Seely Ward, and the Association for Improving of the Condition of the Poor.

Creator

Cesare, Oscar Edward

Source

Cartoons Magazine, vol. 4, no. 3 (September 1913), p.271. Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1913 September

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library

Rights

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Notes

Learn more:
Tuberculosis, Social Welfare History Project 
Tuberculosis, Social Welfare History Image Portal
"Sea Breeze Home Opened.; More Than 300 Mothers and Children Sent to the Beach for Rest." New York Times, June 14, 1919, p. 19. 
Sea Breeze Hospital, Community Service Society Photographs, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Connolly, Cynthia A. (2008). Saving Sickly Children : The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970. Rutgers University Press.
"Sea Breeze Home Ablaze" The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 01 June 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
Annual report of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, Hathi Trust. 
Editorial cartoons, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Cesare, Oscar Edward, “Five Dollars Will Make the Dream Come True,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/391.