"I believe he lives in the Zwingburg"
Homeless Children, 1900
Public DomainHomeless Children, 1900
Homeless Man in Sewer, 1900
Public DomainHomeless Man in Sewer, 1900

     Vienna, in spite of its opulence and beauty hid a hidden city beneath its streets. The waves of immigrants from the countryside and from non-German-speaking parts of the Empire added to unemployment and housing shortages. These contemporary photos show that this is not just a problem of our times.