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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.

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.

[Jacob A. Riis.]

[Jacob A. Riis.]

[Jacob A. Riis.]

[Jacob A. Riis.]

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

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

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman.

Shelter Island; Our (Indian) Washer woman.

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

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

Jacob Riis Park

Jacob Riis Park

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

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

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Blind Beggar.

Blind Beggar.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

"Washing Up" in the Newsboys' lodging house.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.

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

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

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

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.

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

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

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; At Cockle Harbor.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

Shelter Island; Coming through the Fields.

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.

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.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench

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 Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

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.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

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

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

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.

Yard in Jersey Street Tenement.

Yard in Jersey Street Tenement.

Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

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.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

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

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

The Potter's Field.

The Potter's Field.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

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

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

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

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