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The Children of the Jacob A. Riis House on my lawn, summer of 1901.

The Children of the Jacob A. Riis House on my lawn, summer of 1901.

Children seated Jacob Riis's lawn.

The Children of the Jacob A. Riis House on my lawn, summer of 1901.

The Children of the Jacob A. Riis House on my lawn, summer of 1901.

Children seated Jacob Riis's lawn.

Jacob Riis Park

Jacob Riis Park

Earlier in his career the photographer went by the name Paul Anthony.

["The Battle with the Slum" poster for Riis lecture.]

["The Battle with the Slum" poster for Riis lecture.]

Reproduction of a poster advertising a lecture by Jacob Riis.

["Riis Camp," Eight boys at lake.]

["Riis Camp," Eight boys at lake.]

Young men covered with mud, each has a letter on his chest, to spell "RIIS CAMP".

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.


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.


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.

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Temporary debris dump, Jacob Riis Park, Queens, NY

Temporary debris dump, Jacob Riis Park, Queens, NY

November 2012.

Dedication of the Domkirke, August 7, 1904. The Royal Family all up at the altar with the ministers etc. Lammel & Katie to the right, in the seats past ahead of crowd in the aisle. I [Jacob A. Riis] s

Dedication of the Domkirke, August 7, 1904. The Royal Family all up at the altar with the ministers etc. Lammel & Katie to the right, in the seats past ahead of crowd in the aisle. I [Jacob A. Riis] s


"The Little House" where Jacob Riis wrote many of his books - Richmond Hill, Queens. Nov. 6, 1950.

"The Little House" where Jacob Riis wrote many of his books - Richmond Hill, Queens. Nov. 6, 1950.


The Old Gribbon sisters at 5 Van Dam Street photographed Dec. 1895 after I [Jacob A. Riis] had got them pensioned by Miss Emily Vanderbilt Sloane.

The Old Gribbon sisters at 5 Van Dam Street photographed Dec. 1895 after I [Jacob A. Riis] had got them pensioned by Miss Emily Vanderbilt Sloane.


Children in "The Ship," destroyed by B. of Health in 1897, after the visit of Roosevelt & myself [Jacob A. Riis] there.

Children in "The Ship," destroyed by B. of Health in 1897, after the visit of Roosevelt & myself [Jacob A. Riis] there.

Four children at a table, eating, in a tenement building known as "The Ship" on Hamilton Street.

Children in "The Ship," destroyed by B. of Health in 1897, after the visit of Roosevelt & myself [Jacob A. Riis] there.

Children in "The Ship," destroyed by B. of Health in 1897, after the visit of Roosevelt & myself [Jacob A. Riis] there.

Four children at a table, eating, in a tenement building known as "The Ship" on Hamilton Street.

The Old Gribbon sisters at 5 Van Dam Street photographed Dec. 1895 after I [Jacob A. Riis] had got them pensioned by Miss Emily Vanderbilt Sloane.

The Old Gribbon sisters at 5 Van Dam Street photographed Dec. 1895 after I [Jacob A. Riis] had got them pensioned by Miss Emily Vanderbilt Sloane.


Dedication of the Domkirke, August 7, 1904. The Royal Family all up at the altar with the ministers etc. Lammel & Katie to the right, in the seats past ahead of crowd in the aisle. I [Jacob A. Riis] s

Dedication of the Domkirke, August 7, 1904. The Royal Family all up at the altar with the ministers etc. Lammel & Katie to the right, in the seats past ahead of crowd in the aisle. I [Jacob A. Riis] s


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

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


An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.


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.

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.

The cleared blocks of land to become Bone Alley Park.

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.

The cleared blocks of land to become Bone Alley Park.

Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.

Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.


Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.

Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.


Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.

Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.


Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.

Children's Aid Society. Going West. Last party sent out by Mrs. John Jacob Astor before her death.


Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman.

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman.

The Riis family's washer woman standing with a young child.

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

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

The Riis family's washerwoman and her dog at Shelter Island.

Roof playground (boys) -- Public School.

Roof playground (boys) -- Public School.


[Nightime around campfire.]

[Nightime around campfire.]


[Architectural view.]

[Architectural view.]

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

[Summer Camp: Four Girls in front of tent. ]

[Summer Camp: Four Girls in front of tent. ]


[Group of boys and farmer in the woods.]

[Group of boys and farmer in the woods.]


[Group of men in front of tent.]

[Group of men in front of tent.]


[Group portrait in front of tent.]

[Group portrait in front of tent.]

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

[Pitched tents in the woods.]

[Pitched tents in the woods.]


Winter at Richmond Hill in street in front of our house.

Winter at Richmond Hill in street in front of our house.

Children playing in front of Riis family home.

Winter at Richmond Hill in street in front of our house.

Winter at Richmond Hill in street in front of our house.

Children playing in front of Riis family home.

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.

Organized Charity. A Dependent Widower.

Organized Charity. A Dependent Widower.


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. "On the Beach."

Organized Charity. "On the Beach."


Organized Charity. "On the Beach."

Organized Charity. "On the Beach."

A girl holding on to a rope at the water's edge.

Organized Charity. [Children Resting in Outside Infirmary].

Organized Charity. [Children Resting in Outside Infirmary].

Children bundled up on sleeping porch.

[Man and woman with group of young children.]

[Man and woman with group of young children.]

Children in line according to height in front of a window sill of flower arrangements.

Shelter Island; View over South Ferry.

Shelter Island; View over South Ferry.

The marsh at South Ferry, Shelter Island, NY.

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

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

Looking across a meadow at Shelter Island, NY.

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