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Jacob A. Riis
Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

The Bend.

The Bend.

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.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the Beach Street School.

A "Scrub" and her Bed -- the Plank.

A "Scrub" and her Bed -- the Plank.

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

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

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."

An Italian Home under a Dump.

An Italian Home under a Dump.

"Slept in that cellar four years."

"Slept in that cellar four years."

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.

Blind Beggar.

Blind Beggar.

The Tramp.

The Tramp.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters.

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

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

In a Sweat Shop.

In a Sweat Shop.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.

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.

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

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

It costs a Dallar a Month to sleep in the Sheds.

It costs a Dallar a Month to sleep in the Sheds.

Poverty Gappers playing Coney Island.

Poverty Gappers playing Coney Island.

Their playground a truck -- Baxter Street.

Their playground a truck -- Baxter Street.

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

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

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

"Minding the Baby," Cherry Hill.

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

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

Indians (Iroquois) at 511 Broome Street.

Indians (Iroquois) at 511 Broome 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.

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.

New York, Old house (torn down) in Bleeker Street, on a back lot between Mercer and Greene Streets.

New York, Old house (torn down) in Bleeker Street, on a back lot between Mercer and Greene Streets.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Pietro learning to write.

Pietro learning to write.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench.

The Potter's Field, the Common Trench.

The Ashbarrel of old.

The Ashbarrel of old.

Mullen's Alley, Cherry Hill.

Mullen's Alley, Cherry Hill.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.

"Little Susie at Her Work," Gotham Court.

The "Slide" that was the Children's only Playground once.

The "Slide" that was the Children's only Playground once.

A Growler Gang in Session.

A Growler Gang in Session.

Getting Ready for Supper in the Newsboys' Lodging House.

Getting Ready for Supper in the Newsboys' Lodging House.

Saluting the Flag in the Mott Street Industrial School.

Saluting the Flag in the Mott Street Industrial School.

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.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Under the Dump at West 47th Street.

Women's Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.

Women's Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.

"Playground" of the Essex Market Public Shcool, Row of Closets [Toilets] Opening on It.

"Playground" of the Essex Market Public Shcool, Row of Closets [Toilets] Opening on It.

Lodging Room in the Leonard Street Police Station.

Lodging Room in the Leonard Street Police Station.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.

Old Barney in Cat Alley.

Cat Alley, when it was being torn down.

Cat Alley, when it was being torn down.

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

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

Showing their trick, Hell's Kitchen boys.

Showing their trick, Hell's Kitchen boys.

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