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Jacob A. (Jacob August) Riis (1849-1914)
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.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

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

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

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.

Blind Beggar.

Blind Beggar.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; View from the hill toward Prospect & Greenport.

Shelter Island; View from the hill toward Prospect & Greenport.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman.

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.

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

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

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman and her dog.

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman and her dog.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

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

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

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Waiting to be let into playground.

Waiting to be let into playground.

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.

Waiting to be let into playground.

Waiting to be let into playground.

Waiting to be let into playground.

Waiting to be let into playground.

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

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

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

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."

Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

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

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

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

[Jacob A. Riis.]

[Jacob A. Riis.]

[Jacob A. Riis.]

[Jacob A. Riis.]

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.

Yard in Jersey Street Tenement.

Yard in Jersey Street Tenement.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

The Potter's Field.

The Potter's Field.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench.

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

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

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

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

The Potter's Field.

The Potter's Field.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

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

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

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