Jacob August Riis
American, born Denmark
(Ribe, Denmark, 1849 - 1914, Barre, Massachusetts)
Lodgers in a Crowded Bayard Street Tenement--"Five Cents a Spot"
1889, printed 1946
gelatin silver print
Not currently on view in the museum
8 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (20.64 cm x 24.77 cm)
Gift of Howard Greenberg
poverty, men, boarding houses, Manhattan, New York, overcrowding, living conditions, stoves, dishes
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