Digital Almshouse Project

The Digital Almshouse Project captures the experiences of Irish-born patients admitted to New York’s Bellevue Almshouse between 1845 and 1852. In addition to tracing Irish-born Bellevue patients’ journeys through New York’s public health system, it also includes background on nineteenth-century immigration to New York City, a history of New York Public Health, descriptions of the population of Irish-born in Bellevue, and of the admission records themselves. Badge image courtesy Art and Picture Collection, “Alms House Hospital, Bellevue,” New York Public Library Digital Collections.