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

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


Roof playground (boys) -- Public School.

Roof playground (boys) -- Public School.


One Family's Outlook on the Airshaft. The Mother said, "Our Daughter does not care to come Home to Sleep."

One Family's Outlook on the Airshaft. The Mother said, "Our Daughter does not care to come Home to Sleep."


Mulberry Street Police Station. Waiting for the Lodging to open.

Mulberry Street Police Station. Waiting for the Lodging to open.


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.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.


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.

A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.


Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.

Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.


Buffalo.

Buffalo.

A young boy standing in front of a radiator.

Shelter Island; View over South Ferry.

Shelter Island; View over South Ferry.

The marsh at South Ferry, Shelter Island, NY.

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.

[Family group portrait.]

[Family group portrait.]

A portrait on a grassy knoll of women and children seated with men standing behind holding infants.

Upstairs in Blindman's Alley.

Upstairs in Blindman's Alley.

Three men and a woman seated in a small room, tea kettle on the stove.

"Forty Foot Strip" Place of building tenements, City to lay out a block as park then sell other edge to be built on with restrictions.

"Forty Foot Strip" Place of building tenements, City to lay out a block as park then sell other edge to be built on with restrictions.


[View of rocky beach.]

[View of rocky beach.]


[Group portrait taken on rocks by the water.]

[Group portrait taken on rocks by the water.]


Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.

Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.


A Mulberry Bend Alley.

A Mulberry Bend Alley.


The Spinning Room overseer and his flock.

The Spinning Room overseer and his flock.

Group of employees, mostly children, posed in front of an unidentified Mississippi cotton mill.

Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.

Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.


"The accursed candle stick" in Ribe, Domkirke. Upon it is an inscription cursing the one who removes it. It was put up by some purse-proud knights in the middle ages.

"The accursed candle stick" in Ribe, Domkirke. Upon it is an inscription cursing the one who removes it. It was put up by some purse-proud knights in the middle ages.


Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.


[Around the campsite.]

[Around the campsite.]


A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.


[Pitched tent on platform and old man with a pipe.]

[Pitched tent on platform and old man with a pipe.]


[Summer camp on edge of water.]

[Summer camp on edge of water.]


Truck Farming on the Site of Stryker's Lane.

Truck Farming on the Site of Stryker's Lane.

Children planting a new garden.

Hart's Island, The dock where the unknown dead are unloaded for the Potter's Field.

Hart's Island, The dock where the unknown dead are unloaded for the Potter's Field.


Heading off the Gang. Vacation playground near Old Frog Hollow.

Heading off the Gang. Vacation playground near Old Frog Hollow.

Boys playing and posing for this picture in Bronx Park during summer school, 1902.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

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

[Nightime around campfire.]

[Nightime around campfire.]


Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.

Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.


Division Street playground, opening of it.

Division Street playground, opening of it.


Ribe, "Slippen," the alley leading to the river, where my bother Theodore was drowned.

Ribe, "Slippen," the alley leading to the river, where my bother Theodore was drowned.


Ribe, the pulpit in the Domkirke.

Ribe, the pulpit in the Domkirke.


Organized Charity. At Sea Breeze.

Organized Charity. At Sea Breeze.


One Door that has been opened: St. John's Park in Hudson Street, -- once a graveyard.

One Door that has been opened: St. John's Park in Hudson Street, -- once a graveyard.


Ribe. Hausen's bakery, torn down in the restoration of the Domkirke to give more room.

Ribe. Hausen's bakery, torn down in the restoration of the Domkirke to give more room.


Floor plan of one division in the Riverside Buildings, showing six "apartments."

Floor plan of one division in the Riverside Buildings, showing six "apartments."


Ribe and the Castle Hill, 1904.

Ribe and the Castle Hill, 1904.

The landscape surrounding Ribe, Denmark, Domkirke in the distance.

[Old man getting a shave, in the woods.]

[Old man getting a shave, in the woods.]


Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Three barefoot boys huddled at the base of an exterior corner of a church.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.


Hunting River Thieves.

Hunting River Thieves.


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

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


[Group of boys and farmer in the woods.]

[Group of boys and farmer in the woods.]


Shanty town about 69th Street West (Boulevard). Disappeared since.

Shanty town about 69th Street West (Boulevard). Disappeared since.


Willett Street from Stanton toward Houston Street, Bone Alley Park made there.

Willett Street from Stanton toward Houston Street, Bone Alley Park made there.


Just Beginning Work on Dead Cat Dump, Section B.

Just Beginning Work on Dead Cat Dump, Section B.

A vacant lot about to be turned into a community garden by neighborhood children.

What a Search of the Lodgers brought forth.

What a Search of the Lodgers brought forth.

A cabinet filled with weapons, wallets, combs, photographs, brass knuckles, and other personal objects...

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

A family standing aboard a sailboat.

Shine, sir?

Shine, sir?

Tommy holding his bootblack kit.

[Raising the flag.]

[Raising the flag.]

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

A few of the boys going to work in the Night Shift in a Virginia glass factory.

A few of the boys going to work in the Night Shift in a Virginia glass factory.


[Architectural view.]

[Architectural view.]

A large freestanding Gothic/Tudor style institutional building of unknown association.

Heading off the Gang. Vacation playground near Old Frog Hollow.

Heading off the Gang. Vacation playground near Old Frog Hollow.

Boys playing and posing for this picture in Bronx Park during summer school, 1902.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench.

Laborers loading coffins into an open trench at the city burial ground on Hart's Island.

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