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The Ghost Map

Author(s): Gregory Vogt, Ed.D.

Living Conditions

Narrow alleys intersected the main Soho streets and opened to hidden courtyards where there were still more apartments, sheds, and animal pens stuffed into every space possible.

The air was filled with smoke mingled with the smells of human and animal wastes and rendered grease.


Rendered grease comes from animal scraps that are boiled down into fat for making lard for cooking and tallow for candle making.

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