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Edward B. Shallow Library: Ms. Baumel's Jacob Riis Page

Videos of Interest

Tenement Life Through the Eyes of Jacob Riis

About the Book:  How the Other Half Lives 

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Jacob Riis - American History

The Tenement Museum

How the Other Half Lives Exhibit

American Experience:  The Gilded Age


The First Edition of How the Other Half Lives

Five Cents a Spot

Family of a tailor doing piece work

Family in their tenement apartment

Boys sleeping in an alley

Rag pickers

Small child in tenement hallway

Mother and child

Children doing piece work at home

Two small boys

School ... if you were lucky