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The Tramp.

The Tramp.

A pipe-smoking man seated in a yard in front of a ramshakle shanty.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.


Street Arabs -- night, Boys in sleeping quarter.

Street Arabs -- night, Boys in sleeping quarter.

Three boys curled around a barrel, asleep at the bottom of stairs.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

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

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.


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.

The Short Tail Gang (Corlears Hook) Pier at foot of Jackson Street, now Corlears Hook Park. Photographed from the Police Boat.

The Short Tail Gang (Corlears Hook) Pier at foot of Jackson Street, now Corlears Hook Park. Photographed from the Police Boat.


"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.


In a Sweat Shop.

In a Sweat Shop.

"12 year old boy at work pulling threads. Had sworn certificate he was 16 -- owned under cross-examination...

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.

A Downtown "Morgue."

A Downtown "Morgue."

Men in a crowded in an "Black and Tan" dive bar.

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...

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...

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.

Typical Tenement Fire escape, serving as an extension of the "flat" -- Allen Street.

Typical Tenement Fire escape, serving as an extension of the "flat" -- Allen 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.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.


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.


A Vegetable Stand in the Mulberry Street Bend with Myself [Jacob A. Riis]  in the picture.

A Vegetable Stand in the Mulberry Street Bend with Myself [Jacob A. Riis] in the picture.


Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.


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.


First Aid to Injured, Public School.

First Aid to Injured, Public School.

Children in a first aid class in summer school at Brooklyn's P.S. 32.

The Mott Street Boys, "Keep off the Grass".

The Mott Street Boys, "Keep off the Grass".

Two boys holding sticks lean on a fence that reads "Please Keep Off the Grass".

[Children tending to the garden.]

[Children tending to the garden.]


A Tammany-swept East Side Street before Col. Waring's Day.

A Tammany-swept East Side Street before Col. Waring's Day.

Hand-colored view of a filthy East 5th Street during the Tammany era.

Public School 105 in Manhattan at the vacation playgrounds in Bronx-Park. August 19th 1902.

Public School 105 in Manhattan at the vacation playgrounds in Bronx-Park. August 19th 1902.

Boys taking a lunch break at the vacation playground of Public School 105 in the Bronx Park.

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

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


Two Greek children in Gotham Court debating if Santa Claus will get to their alley or not. He did.

Two Greek children in Gotham Court debating if Santa Claus will get to their alley or not. He did.


[Bringing foundling to police.]

[Bringing foundling to police.]


The Same Street when Colonel Waring wielded the Broom.

The Same Street when Colonel Waring wielded the Broom.


[Mulberry Street.]

[Mulberry Street.]


[Well-dressed man being thrown into jail.]

[Well-dressed man being thrown into jail.]

A police officer forcing a well-dressed man into a police station holding cell.

Morris High School in the Bronx from the Front, South west

Morris High School in the Bronx from the Front, South west

South West view of Morris High School and surrounding residential buildings.

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.

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

Clotheslines across the backyards of tenements on Thompson Street.

[Police Station Lodger.]

[Police Station Lodger.]

A man on the floor of a police station lodging house.

North Brother Island--"The coffin corner".

North Brother Island--"The coffin corner".


2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.


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

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


Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.

Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.


[Chinese Opium Joint.]

[Chinese Opium Joint.]

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

An All-Night Two-Cent Restaurant, in "The Bend".

An All-Night Two-Cent Restaurant, in "The Bend".


Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


Public School 167 in the Bronx, Main Entrance.

Public School 167 in the Bronx, Main Entrance.


Public School 175 in the Bronx, Jerome Avenue north of 184th Street.

Public School 175 in the Bronx, Jerome Avenue north of 184th Street.


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.


Athletic meets in Crotona Park.

Athletic meets in Crotona Park.

Boys and girls engaged in dumbell and unison excercises at a public school athletic meet.

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.


[Lower East Side Street Scene.]

[Lower East Side Street Scene.]


Manual Training Class, Public School.

Manual Training Class, Public School.

Boys in summer school wood shop class at Brooklyn's P.S. 32.

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