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[Looking south from the Battery  to Governors Island.]

[Looking south from the Battery to Governors Island.]

The incinerator next to Castle Williams in visible in the distance.

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

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


Night in Gotham Court.

Night in Gotham Court.

Sleeping lodgers or residents on the floor of a Gotham Court tenement.

A Boarder at the Rutgers Street Dump.

A Boarder at the Rutgers Street Dump.


Reporters Office at 301 Mulberry Street.

Reporters Office at 301 Mulberry Street.


Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.


Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.


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.

Mullen's Alley, Cherry Hill.

Mullen's Alley, Cherry Hill.


Scene on the Roof of the Mott Street Barracks

Scene on the Roof of the Mott Street Barracks

Families on the roof of a tenement building known as the Mott Street Barracks between Bleecker and Houston...

Street Arabs -- night boys in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs -- night boys in sleeping quarters.

Three boys curled around a barrel, asleep at the bottom of stairs.

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

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


"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.


A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.


Hunting River Thieves.

Hunting River Thieves.


Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.

Bohemian cigar makers at work in their tenement.


In a Sweat Shop.

In a Sweat Shop.

"12 year old boy at work pulling threads. Had sworn certificate he was 16 -- owned under cross-examination...

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.


Sewing Pants for the Sweater - in Gotham Court.

Sewing Pants for the Sweater - in Gotham Court.


Saluting the Flag in the Mott Street Industrial School.

Saluting the Flag in the Mott Street Industrial School.

Young students salute the American flag at Mott Street Industrial School.

The First Patriotic Election in The Beach Street Industrial School - parlor in John Ericsson's old house.

The First Patriotic Election in The Beach Street Industrial School - parlor in John Ericsson's old house.

Children cast ballots on the issue of saluting the American flag. Seated are the three students appointed...

Night school in the west side lodging house. Edward, the little pedlar, caught napping.

Night school in the west side lodging house. Edward, the little pedlar, caught napping.


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

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


"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.


Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.

Poverty Gap Transformed -- the spot where Young Healey was murdered is now a playground.


"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.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.


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.


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

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


Police Station Lodgers - Women's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.

Police Station Lodgers - Women's lodging room in West 47th Street Station.


Police Station Lodgers 13. Elizabeth Street Station--Women Lodgers.

Police Station Lodgers 13. Elizabeth Street Station--Women Lodgers.


East Side Public Schools 1. A class in the condemned Essex Market School, Gas burning by day.

East Side Public Schools 1. A class in the condemned Essex Market School, Gas burning by day.


The Old.

The Old.

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

Hester Street. The Street, the school children's only playground.

Hester Street. The Street, the school children's only playground.

Daytime foot traffic on Hester Street.

What the Boys Learn on Their Street Playground.

What the Boys Learn on Their Street Playground.

Two boys standing next to a cart, possibly stealing.

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.


Baxter Street Alley, directly in the rear of Bandits' Roost.

Baxter Street Alley, directly in the rear of Bandits' Roost.


Arch under the first rear tenement at 55 Baxter Street leading to the second rear, with stairs up which Vincenzo Nino went to murder his wife in 1895. House believed to be haunted.

Arch under the first rear tenement at 55 Baxter Street leading to the second rear, with stairs up which Vincenzo Nino went to murder his wife in 1895. House believed to be haunted.


Indians (Iroquois) at 511 Broome Street.

Indians (Iroquois) at 511 Broome Street.

Three Iroquois women working at a table.

Shoemaker working in a house in the yard of 219 Broome Street, which the landlord built when the sanitary police put him out of the basement. Clatterpole sticks up through his house. Rent $12 a month.

Shoemaker working in a house in the yard of 219 Broome Street, which the landlord built when the sanitary police put him out of the basement. Clatterpole sticks up through his house. Rent $12 a month.


"The Ship" in Hamilton Street, December 1895, Hallway, one flight up.

"The Ship" in Hamilton Street, December 1895, Hallway, one flight up.


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.


Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Three children curled up on a metal grate in a below-grade areaway.

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

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


"Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar" - a cobbler in Ludlow Street.

"Ready for Sabbath Eve in a Coal Cellar" - a cobbler in Ludlow Street.


"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.

"Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen -- A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop.


[Couples dancing.]

[Couples dancing.]


[Stained glass window.]

[Stained glass window.]


[Men in an Oriental Coffee Shop.]

[Men in an Oriental Coffee Shop.]


[Unidentified woman in uniform.]

[Unidentified woman in uniform.]


[Man praying at altar.]

[Man praying at altar.]


[Woman speaking at a pulpil.]

[Woman speaking at a pulpil.]


[Immigrants on Ellis Island.]

[Immigrants on Ellis Island.]


[Cuyler Presbyterian Church signboard advertising a Mohawk Indian service.]

[Cuyler Presbyterian Church signboard advertising a Mohawk Indian service.]


Baxter Street Alley, directly in the rear of Bandits' Roost.

Baxter Street Alley, directly in the rear of Bandits' Roost.


Americanization Class

Americanization Class


[Girl reading aloud to her family.]

[Girl reading aloud to her family.]


[Children in Halloween costumes.]

[Children in Halloween costumes.]


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