Thick smoke from factories polluted the air. Up to twenty people lived in each tiny house. People got their water from a shared water pump. The tiny houses had no toilets or running water. Up to eight or nine people lived and slept in one room. The streets were filthy so disease spread quickly. People had to steal food or money to survive.
People lived in cleaner areas of the city. Only one family lived in the very big houses. The houses had many rooms that were beautifully decorated. The houses had toilets and a water pump in the kitchen. Children were looked after by a nanny. Servants and maids looked after the people living in the house. Everyone was well fed and clean.