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[Explosion of flood rock, Hell Gate.]

[Explosion of flood rock, Hell Gate.]

One of many planned explosions to clear obstacles from the straight by Hell Gate.

[Explosion of flood rock at Hell Gate.]

[Explosion of flood rock at Hell Gate.]

One of many planned explosions to clear obstacles from the straight by Hell Gate.

[Double residences at 714 and 716 Broadway.]

[Double residences at 714 and 716 Broadway.]

Copy print of an earlier photograph taken around 1860.

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.


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.


Greecho and his playmate talking it over.

Greecho and his playmate talking it over.


Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

A line-up of boys in a Mulberry Street alley.

Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

A line-up of boys in a Mulberry Street alley.

The Children's Christmas Tree.

The Children's Christmas Tree.


A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.


The Children's Christmas Tree.

The Children's Christmas Tree.


In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italtian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

Italian mother and her baby in Jersey Street tenement.

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

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


Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

A line-up of boys in a Mulberry Street alley.

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

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


The Children's Christmas Tree.

The Children's Christmas Tree.

Photographs, Prints & Drawings

Greecho and his playmate talking it over.

Greecho and his playmate talking it over.


Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

Drilling the Gang, Mulberry Street.

A line-up of boys in a Mulberry Street alley.

Case No. 25,745 on the Society Blotter: Annie Wolff, aged seven years, as she was driven forth by her cruel step-mother, beaten and starved; and as she appeared after six months in the Society's care.

Case No. 25,745 on the Society Blotter: Annie Wolff, aged seven years, as she was driven forth by her cruel step-mother, beaten and starved; and as she appeared after six months in the Society's care.

Double portrait of seven year old Annie Wolff, one when she was taken-in by the Society for the Prevention...

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

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


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

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


Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.

Prayer-time in the Nursery - Five Points House of Industry.


A Downtown "Morgue."

A Downtown "Morgue."

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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.


"Playground" of the children in the Astor Memorial School, Children's Aid Society, Mott Street.

"Playground" of the children in the Astor Memorial School, Children's Aid Society, Mott Street.


Outlawed rear tenements from Astor Memorial School, destroyed in 1897 by Board of Health.

Outlawed rear tenements from Astor Memorial School, destroyed in 1897 by Board of Health.


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.


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.

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.


The Inspector's Model.

The Inspector's Model.


Blindman's Alley, 22 Cherry Street.

Blindman's Alley, 22 Cherry Street.


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

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


Hell's Kitchen and Sebastopol.

Hell's Kitchen and Sebastopol.


In Poverty Gap, West Twenty-Eighth St. An English Coal-Heaver's Home.

In Poverty Gap, West Twenty-Eighth St. An English Coal-Heaver's Home.


The Tramp.

The Tramp.

Portrait of a pipe-smoking tramp seated in a Mulberry Street yard in front of a ramshakle shanty.

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

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


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.


A Black-and-Tan Dive in "Africa."

A Black-and-Tan Dive in "Africa."

An African American man seated on a whiskey keg flanked by two women in a "Black and Tan" dive bar on...

Blackwell's Island, The Female Almshouse.

Blackwell's Island, The Female Almshouse.

Women in almshouse courtyard.

[Chinese Opium Joint.]

[Chinese Opium Joint.]


Showing their trick, Hell's Kitchen boys.

Showing their trick, Hell's Kitchen boys.

Boys in Hell's Kitchen demonstrating how they rob people who have passed-out.

New York Foundling Asylum, Sister Irene and her flock.

New York Foundling Asylum, Sister Irene and her flock.


Police Station Lodging Room on East Side.

Police Station Lodging Room on East Side.

Men smoking on plank beds, two men standing have wrapped feet.

Rear Tenements in Mott Street, in which an Italian Shot his wife dead and escaped, 1894.

Rear Tenements in Mott Street, in which an Italian Shot his wife dead and escaped, 1894.


Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.


Women's Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.

Women's Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.

Women sleeping on plank beds and the floor.

In a Ludlow Street tenement lodging cellar.

In a Ludlow Street tenement lodging cellar.

Sleeping lodgers on cots in a tenement room.

Blackwell's Island. Prisoners Breaking Stone.

Blackwell's Island. Prisoners Breaking Stone.


What the boys learn on their street playground; the Dutch grocer's inquiry "Vat means dot 'sheese it? Epery time day say sheese it something vas gone!"

What the boys learn on their street playground; the Dutch grocer's inquiry "Vat means dot 'sheese it? Epery time day say sheese it something vas gone!"

Two boys standing next to a cart, possibly stealing.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


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.


Police Station Lodging Room 3. Stranded in the strange city, apply for lodging at Leonard Street Station.

Police Station Lodging Room 3. Stranded in the strange city, apply for lodging at Leonard Street Station.

A man wearing an eye patch waiting to apply for lodging at the Leonard Street Station.

[Finis!]

[Finis!]

Policeman carrying a stretcher with dead man on it.

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