December 30, 1873: Alfred E. Smith, one-time day laborer, longtime governor (1919-21, 1923-29), Presidential candidate, and exemplar of the urban immigrant experience, is born in a Lower East Side tenement.
Alfred E. Smith, undated. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society # 82564d
Tiffany & Co. cigar box presented to Al Smith, 1930. Silver. New-York Historical Society, 2004.49