1915 - Third Floor, Front
Harry (age 29) and Rosie (age 28), both from Russia, live here with their boarders, Herman Janovitz (age 26), Couple Kopokovsky (age 30) and Hirsch Klatter (age 45). Tonight, they probably will be going to a relative's Seder (ceremonial meal during the Jewish holiday of Passover). This allows them to labor in their personal home sweatshop until the last possible moment. Rosie is yelling at her husband to stop work as she sees more "piece work" being delivered by a young neighborhood boy. Harry burns his hand as he turns around to respond. To make matters worse, the Tenement Inspector is here to check out the apartment for violations. Meanwhile, Hirsch Klatter is writing a letter home to Austria.