Riis’ How the Other Half Lives

Jacob August Riis,  How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons: New York, 1890.


Five Cents Lodging, Bayard Street



Dens of Death



bandit’s roost




Museum of the city of new york video

A Layman’s Sermon: Jacob A. Riis on How the Other Half Lives & Dies in NY


khan academy articles

Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives, Knee-Pants at Forty-Five Cents a Dozen–A Ludlow Street Sweater’s  Shop



my modern met article

Jacob Riis: The Photographer Who Showed “How the Other Half Lives’ in 1890s NYC