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

Bandits' Roost - a Mulberry Bend Alley.

[Well-dressed man being thrown into jail.]

[Well-dressed man being thrown into jail.]

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

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

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

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.

Court at No. 24 Baxter Street.

Court at No. 24 Baxter Street.

Organized Charity. Night Messenger Service.

Organized Charity. Night Messenger Service.

Women's Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.

Women's Lodging Room in Eldridge Street Police Station.

A Downtown "Morgue."

A Downtown "Morgue."

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.

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

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

North Brother Island--"The coffin corner".

North Brother Island--"The coffin corner".

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

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

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.

The Mott Street Boys, "Keep off the Grass".

The Mott Street Boys, "Keep off the Grass".

[Lower East Side Street Scene.]

[Lower East Side Street Scene.]

[Police Station Lodger.]

[Police Station Lodger.]

[Chinese Opium Joint.]

[Chinese Opium Joint.]

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

[Thompson Street, bird's eye view.]

[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.

The 'Soup House Gang' Class in History in the Duane Street Newsboys' Lodging House.

The 'Soup House Gang' Class in History in the Duane Street Newsboys' Lodging House.

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.

Athletic meets in Crotona Park.

Athletic meets in Crotona Park.

Main Entrance of Public School 153 Bronx.

Main Entrance of Public School 153 Bronx.

Paper bags.

Paper bags.

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.

The Riverside Tenements in Brooklyn.

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.

[Children tending to the garden.]

[Children tending to the garden.]

Shanty town.

Shanty town.

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

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

Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.

Mulbery Bend Park taken in 1900.

[Mulberry Street.]

[Mulberry Street.]

Manual Training Class, Public School.

Manual Training Class, Public School.

Waiting at table, vacation school.

Waiting at table, vacation school.

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.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Bottle Alley, Baxter Street.

Street Arabs -- night, Boys in sleeping quarter.

Street Arabs -- night, Boys in sleeping quarter.

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

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

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.

In a Sweat Shop.

In a Sweat Shop.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

Necktie workshop in a Division Street tenement.

A Downtown "Morgue."

A Downtown "Morgue."

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

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

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.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.

Talmud School in a Hester Street Tenement.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend, now destroyed.

Blind Beggar.

Blind Beggar.

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