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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.

The Same Street when Colonel Waring wielded the Broom.

The Same Street when Colonel Waring wielded the Broom.


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.


Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


The Yellow Newspapers' Contribution.

The Yellow Newspapers' Contribution.


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.


Truck Farming on the Site of Stryker's Lane.

Truck Farming on the Site of Stryker's Lane.

Children planting a new garden.

"Didn't live nowhere."

"Didn't live nowhere."


Kindergarten on the Recreation pier at the Foot of E. 24th Street.

Kindergarten on the Recreation pier at the Foot of E. 24th Street.


A Cooking Lesson in Vacation School: the Best Temperance Sermon.

A Cooking Lesson in Vacation School: the Best Temperance Sermon.


Shine, sir?

Shine, sir?

Tommy holding his bootblack kit.

Typical Toughs (from the Rogues' Gallery).

Typical Toughs (from the Rogues' Gallery).

Mug shots of two criminals.

The Old.

The Old.

A classroom in a public school on either Allen Street or Chrystie 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.


"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.

A Typical East Side Block.

A Typical East Side Block.


A Typical East Side Block.

A Typical East Side Block.


One Door that has been opened: St. John's Park in Hudson Street, -- once a graveyard.

One Door that has been opened: St. John's Park in Hudson Street, -- once a graveyard.


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