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Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Three children curled up on a metal grate in a below-grade areaway.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.


Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."


In the home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

Italian mother and her baby in Jersey Street.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

Portrait of three girls who served as inspectors in the first Board of Election at the Beach Street Industrial...

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The construction site for an addition to the Puck Building on Mulberry Street.

Men's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.

Men's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.


The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.

The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.

The cleared blocks of land to become Division Street Park.

Prayer time in the nursery, Five Points House of Industry.

Prayer time in the nursery, Five Points House of Industry.


Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.

Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.


The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

A man covering coffins with dirt in an open trench at the city burial ground on Hart's Island.

Waiting to be let into playground.

Waiting to be let into playground.


Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

A family in walking through a field of wildflowers.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

A family in a field of wildflowers at Shelter Island.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.


Old house in Cherry Street, "The Cradle of the Tenement".

Old house in Cherry Street, "The Cradle of the Tenement".

Children on the sidewalk in front of a house on Cherry Street.

Baby in slum tenement, dark stairs--it's playground.

Baby in slum tenement, dark stairs--it's playground.


Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.

Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.


"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.


Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

Sleeping lodgers or residents on the floor of a Gotham Court tenement.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

Newsboys cleaning their faces in a lodging house washroom.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.


Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.


Children's Aid Society, bringing in the apple crop.

Children's Aid Society, bringing in the apple crop.


Police Station Lodgers 19. The Single typhus lodger in Eldridge Street, he lay by the stove in the policemen's room no one dreaming what ailed him.

Police Station Lodgers 19. The Single typhus lodger in Eldridge Street, he lay by the stove in the policemen's room no one dreaming what ailed him.


Old Barney in Cat Alley.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.


The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.

The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.

The cleared blocks of land to become Division Street Park.

Bone Alley Park site -- when the tenements were torn down, one of the small park sites I [Jacob A. Riis] located, taken 1898.

Bone Alley Park site -- when the tenements were torn down, one of the small park sites I [Jacob A. Riis] located, taken 1898.

The cleared blocks of land to become Bone Alley Park.

Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

Sleeping lodgers or residents on the floor of a Gotham Court tenement.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

Italian mother and her baby in Jersey Street tenement.

Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.

Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.


"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.


Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.


Men's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.

Men's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.


Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Three children curled up on a metal grate in a below-grade areaway.

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."


Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."


"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.


Shelter Island NY; The Children on Cartwright's Lawn, 1892.

Shelter Island NY; The Children on Cartwright's Lawn, 1892.

Children playing on a lawn at the Cartwright home.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

Portrait of three girls who served as inspectors in the first Board of Election at the Beach Street Industrial...

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

Italian mother and her baby in Jersey Street tenement.

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."

Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement - "Five cents a spot."


Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


Baby in slum tenement, dark stairs--it's playground.

Baby in slum tenement, dark stairs--it's playground.


A "Scrub" and her Bed -- the Plank.

A "Scrub" and her Bed -- the Plank.

An old woman with the plank she sleeps on at the Eldridge Street Station women's lodging room.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.


The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

Portrait of three girls who served as inspectors in the first Board of Election at the Beach Street Industrial...

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The construction site for an addition to the Puck Building on Mulberry Street.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

Newsboys cleaning their faces in a lodging house washroom.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.


Police Station Lodgers 19. The Single typhus lodger in Eldridge Street, he lay by the stove in the policemen's room no one dreaming what ailed him.

Police Station Lodgers 19. The Single typhus lodger in Eldridge Street, he lay by the stove in the policemen's room no one dreaming what ailed him.


An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.


Waiting to be let into playground.

Waiting to be let into playground.


"I Scrubs." Katie , who keeps house in West Forty-ninth Street.

"I Scrubs." Katie , who keeps house in West Forty-ninth Street.


Old house in Cherry Street, "The Cradle of the Tenement".

Old house in Cherry Street, "The Cradle of the Tenement".

Children on the sidewalk in front of a house on Cherry Street.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


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