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Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

A Boarder at the Rutgers Street Dump.

A Boarder at the Rutgers Street Dump.

Reporters Office at 301 Mulberry Street.

Reporters Office at 301 Mulberry Street.

Blind Beggar.

Blind Beggar.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

Mullen's Alley, Cherry Hill.

Mullen's Alley, Cherry Hill.

The Bend.

The Bend.

Scene on the Roof of the Mott Street Barracks

Scene on the Roof of the Mott Street Barracks

Street Arabs -- night boys in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs -- night boys in sleeping quarters.

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.

A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.

Hunting River Thieves.

Hunting River Thieves.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

In a Sweat Shop.

In a Sweat Shop.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Sewing Pants for the Sweater - in Gotham Court.

Sewing Pants for the Sweater - in Gotham Court.

Saluting the Flag in the Mott Street Industrial School.

Saluting the Flag in the Mott Street Industrial School.

The First Patriotic Election in The Beach Street Industrial School - parlor in John Ericsson's old house.

The First Patriotic Election in The Beach Street Industrial School - parlor in John Ericsson's old house.

Night school in the west side lodging house. Edward, the little pedlar, caught napping.

Night school in the west side lodging house. Edward, the little pedlar, caught napping.

"Shooting Craps: The Game of the Street," Bootblacks and Newsboys.

"Shooting Craps: The Game of the Street," Bootblacks and Newsboys.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

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.

"Slept in that cellar four years."

"Slept in that cellar four years."

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

The Church Street Station Lodging-room, in which I [Jacob A. Riis] was robbed.

The Church Street Station Lodging-room, in which I [Jacob A. Riis] was robbed.

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

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

Police Station Lodgers - Women's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.

Police Station Lodgers - Women's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.

Police Station Lodgers 13. Elizabeth Street Station--Women Lodgers.

Police Station Lodgers 13. Elizabeth Street Station--Women Lodgers.

East Side Public Schools 1. A class in the condemned Essex Market School, Gas burning by day.

East Side Public Schools 1. A class in the condemned Essex Market School, Gas burning by day.

The Old.

The Old.

Hester Street. The Street, the school children's only playground.

Hester Street. The Street, the school children's only playground.

What the Boys Learn on Their Street Playground.

What the Boys Learn on Their Street Playground.

Nibsy's Alley at 47 1/2 Crosby Street, torn down in the Fall of 1895.

Nibsy's Alley at 47 1/2 Crosby Street, torn down in the Fall of 1895.

Baxter Street Alley, directly in the rear of Bandits' Roost.

Baxter Street Alley, directly in the rear of Bandits' Roost.

Arch under the first rear tenement at 55 Baxter Street leading to the second rear, with stairs up which Vincenzo Nino went to murder his wife in 1895. House believed to be haunted.

Arch under the first rear tenement at 55 Baxter Street leading to the second rear, with stairs up which Vincenzo Nino went to murder his wife in 1895. House believed to be haunted.

Indians (Iroquois) at 511 Broome Street.

Indians (Iroquois) at 511 Broome Street.

Shoemaker working in a house in the yard of 219 Broome Street, which the landlord built when the sanitary police put him out of the basement. Clatterpole sticks up through his house. Rent $12 a month.

Shoemaker working in a house in the yard of 219 Broome Street, which the landlord built when the sanitary police put him out of the basement. Clatterpole sticks up through his house. Rent $12 a month.

"The Ship" in Hamilton Street, December 1895, Hallway, one flight up.

"The Ship" in Hamilton Street, December 1895, Hallway, one flight up.

Old Mrs. Benoit in her Hudson Street attic, an Indian widow who lived there four years.

Old Mrs. Benoit in her Hudson Street attic, an Indian widow who lived there four years.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

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

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

"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.

"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.

Bunks in a Seven-Cent Lodging House, Pell Street.

Bunks in a Seven-Cent Lodging House, Pell Street.

[Looking south from the Battery  to Governors Island.]

[Looking south from the Battery to Governors Island.]

[Cuyler Presbyterian Church signboard advertising a Mohawk Indian service.]

[Cuyler Presbyterian Church signboard advertising a Mohawk Indian service.]

American Negro

American Negro

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