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Jacob A. Riis
Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.

Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.

[Police Station Lodger.]

[Police Station Lodger.]

North Brother Island--"The coffin corner".

North Brother Island--"The coffin corner".

Shanty town.

Shanty town.

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.

[Lower East Side Street Scene.]

[Lower East Side Street Scene.]

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.

Athletic meets in Crotona Park.

Athletic meets in Crotona Park.

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

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

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.

[Chinese Opium Joint.]

[Chinese Opium Joint.]

Prayer time in the nursery, Five Points House of Industry.

Prayer time in the nursery, Five Points House of Industry.

Public School 167 in the Bronx, Main Entrance.

Public School 167 in the Bronx, Main Entrance.

Public School 175 in the Bronx, Jerome Avenue north of 184th Street.

Public School 175 in the Bronx, Jerome Avenue north of 184th Street.

[Mulberry Street.]

[Mulberry Street.]

[Well-dressed man being thrown into jail.]

[Well-dressed man being thrown into jail.]

Morris High School in the Bronx from the Front, South west

Morris High School in the Bronx from the Front, South west

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.

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

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

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.

[Bringing foundling to police.]

[Bringing foundling to police.]

The Same Street when Colonel Waring wielded the Broom.

The Same Street when Colonel Waring wielded the Broom.

A Tammany-swept East Side Street before Col. Waring's Day.

A Tammany-swept East Side Street before Col. Waring's Day.

Public School 105 in Manhattan at the vacation playgrounds in Bronx-Park. August 19th 1902.

Public School 105 in Manhattan at the vacation playgrounds in Bronx-Park. August 19th 1902.

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

[Children tending to the garden.]

[Children tending to the garden.]

The Tramp.

The Tramp.

Blind Beggar.

Blind Beggar.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

The Bend.

The Bend.

Street Arabs -- night, Boys in sleeping quarter.

Street Arabs -- night, Boys in sleeping quarter.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.

2 a.m. in the delivery room in the "Sun" office.

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?

The Short Tail Gang (Corlears Hook) Pier at foot of Jackson Street, now Corlears Hook Park. Photographed from the Police Boat.

The Short Tail Gang (Corlears Hook) Pier at foot of Jackson Street, now Corlears Hook Park. Photographed from the Police Boat.

"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.

In a Sweat Shop.

In a Sweat Shop.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

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

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

In the home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

In the home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street.

A Downtown "Morgue."

A Downtown "Morgue."

King's Daughters Tenement Chapter, Christmas tree in Gotham Court.

King's Daughters Tenement Chapter, Christmas tree in Gotham Court.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

Minding the baby; Baby yells a Whirlwind Scream, Gotham Court.

Minding the baby; Baby yells a Whirlwind Scream, Gotham Court.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

The Survival of the Unfittest.

Typical Tenement Fire escape, serving as an extension of the "flat" -- Allen Street.

Typical Tenement Fire escape, serving as an extension of the "flat" -- Allen Street.

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