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Roof playground (boys) -- Public School.

Roof playground (boys) -- Public School.


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

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


Shine, sir?

Shine, sir?

Tommy holding his bootblack kit.

Typical Toughs (from the Rogues' Gallery).

Typical Toughs (from the Rogues' Gallery).

Mug shots of two criminals.

Joss-house in Mott Street (Chinatown).

Joss-house in Mott Street (Chinatown).

Inside a Chinese house of worship.

Bunks in a Seven-Cent Lodging House, Pell Street

Bunks in a Seven-Cent Lodging House, Pell Street


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.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.


Poverty Gappers playing Coney Island.

Poverty Gappers playing Coney Island.


A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.


Pietro learning to make an Englis' letter.

Pietro learning to make an Englis' letter.

A man with a pipe at a table with a boy.

Getting Ready for Supper in the Newsboys' Lodging House.

Getting Ready for Supper in the Newsboys' Lodging House.

Newsboys cleaning their faces in a lodging house washroom.

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.


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

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


Children's Aid Society, storing the Silo for the winter.

Children's Aid Society, storing the Silo for the winter.

Workers filling a grain silo at Kensico farm.

Truck Farming on the Site of Stryker's Lane.

Truck Farming on the Site of Stryker's Lane.

Children planting a new garden.

Ribe, the pulpit in the Domkirke.

Ribe, the pulpit in the Domkirke.


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 Domkirke as restored after twenty one years of labor. The Marie tower rebuilt, had been down a couple of hundred years (the small tower to the right).

Ribe. The Domkirke as restored after twenty one years of labor. The Marie tower rebuilt, had been down a couple of hundred years (the small tower to the right).


Ribe. The "pagan".

Ribe. The "pagan".

The "pagan" -- a figurative mural on a wall of the Domkirke in Ribe, Denmark, re-discovered when the...

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman and her baby

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman and her baby

Printed by Chicago Albumen Works from original glass plate negative taken in 1892.

An Open Trench, Potter's Field.; The Potter's Field, The Catholic Trench Consecrated Ground

An Open Trench, Potter's Field.; The Potter's Field, The Catholic Trench Consecrated Ground

Printed by Chicago Albumen Works from original glass plate negative taken around 1890.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench

Printed by Chicago Albumen Works from original glass plate negative taken around 1890.

The Potter's Field

The Potter's Field

Printed by Chicago Albumen Works from original glass plate negative taken around 1890.

The Potter's Field

The Potter's Field

Printed by Chicago Albumen Works from original glass plate negative taken around 1890.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.


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.


Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.


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.

King's Daughters Tenement Chapter, Christmas tree in Gotham Court.

King's Daughters Tenement Chapter, Christmas tree in Gotham Court.

Teachers and pupils gathered around a Christmas tree from the Tenement-House Chapter of the King's Daughters...

Minding the baby; Baby yells a Whirlwind Scream, Gotham Court.

Minding the baby; Baby yells a Whirlwind Scream, Gotham Court.

A young boy holding a baby, a woman reaches for them.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

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

"Slept in that cellar four years."

"Slept in that cellar four years."

A man atop a make-shift bed that consists of a plank across two barrels.

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.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.


Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar - a cobbler in Ludlow Street.

Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar - a cobbler in Ludlow Street.


Hunting River Thieves.

Hunting River Thieves.


Rogue's Gallery, Jimmy Hope, Johnny Hope, "Whiskey" Short, Jack the Paw -- bank burglers.

Rogue's Gallery, Jimmy Hope, Johnny Hope, "Whiskey" Short, Jack the Paw -- bank burglers.

Mug shots of eight men. The four on the left are indentified in the title. According to Thomas Byrnes'...

Rogue's Gallery, Funeral Wells & Sofy Levy; and 2 other women thieves -- the prettiest & the ugliest in the Rogue's Gallery put together. The Pretty one is a blackmailer; the ugly one a horse thief.

Rogue's Gallery, Funeral Wells & Sofy Levy; and 2 other women thieves -- the prettiest & the ugliest in the Rogue's Gallery put together. The Pretty one is a blackmailer; the ugly one a horse thief.

Mug shots depicted differ from title description. Based on descriptive information in Thomas Byrnes's...

Rogue's Gallery. The King of Confidencemen, Hungry Joe, Paper Collar Joe, Unknown -- Confidence Men.

Rogue's Gallery. The King of Confidencemen, Hungry Joe, Paper Collar Joe, Unknown -- Confidence Men.

Mug shots of four criminals. According to descriptive information in Thomas Byrnes's "Professional Criminals...

Rogue's Gallery. Dennis Driscoll, McGloin and another murderer -- Murderers.

Rogue's Gallery. Dennis Driscoll, McGloin and another murderer -- Murderers.

Mug shots of three criminals. According to Thomas Byrnes's "Professional Criminals of America" (1886...

Blackwell's Island. Prisoners Breaking Stone.

Blackwell's Island. Prisoners Breaking Stone.


Blackwell's Island. Workhouse.

Blackwell's Island. Workhouse.


Baby Nursery in Five Points House of Industry, at supper.

Baby Nursery in Five Points House of Industry, at supper.


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

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


Chinatown. The official organ of the colony.

Chinatown. The official organ of the colony.

Fliers attached to a telegraph pole.

Winter Quarters of the canal boats in the East River, down by Old Slip. Their owners live in them. "Canallers Town."

Winter Quarters of the canal boats in the East River, down by Old Slip. Their owners live in them. "Canallers Town."


From Rogue's Gallery: Two Western toughs "holding each other up".

From Rogue's Gallery: Two Western toughs "holding each other up".


Police Superintendent Murray (retired).

Police Superintendent Murray (retired).


Children's Aid Society: Dormitory in the Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys.

Children's Aid Society: Dormitory in the Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys.


Children's Aid Society: Front view of Tompkins Square Lodging House.

Children's Aid Society: Front view of Tompkins Square Lodging House.


Organized Charity. Fighting tuberculosis on the Roof.

Organized Charity. Fighting tuberculosis on the Roof.


Organized Charity. In the Oyster Camps, Child Labor.

Organized Charity. In the Oyster Camps, Child Labor.


Coming home from Fresh Air Vacation.

Coming home from Fresh Air Vacation.


The only Bath-tub in the Block: it hangs in the Air Shaft.

The only Bath-tub in the Block: it hangs in the Air Shaft.


Organized Charity. At Sea Breeze.

Organized Charity. At Sea Breeze.


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