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April 26, 2018

New York’s Eternal Mayor: The Pluck & Fineness of Jacob Riis (1849–1914).

Jacob Riis (1849–1914) was a Danish American reformer, journalist and photographer. He is still famous for his photos of New York City's slums and their uneasy mix of new Americans--especially those taken in Hell's Kitchen and around Five Points. Below in the 1890s is Mulberry "Bend" (then sometimes "Lane") in lower Manhattan and within the Five Points. It's now Mulberry Street, which runs through Chinatown and Little Italy.

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Posted by JD Hull at April 26, 2018 03:59 AM

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