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
photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • Lodgers in a Crowded Bayard Street Tenement--

    Jacob August Riis, Lodgers in a Crowded Bayard Street Tenement--"Five Cents a Spot", 1889, printed 1946; gelatin silver print, 8 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (20.64 cm x 24.77 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Howard Greenberg;


8 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (20.64 cm x 24.77 cm)
Acquired 1998
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Howard Greenberg
98.129

Tags

poverty, men, boarding houses, Manhattan, New York, overcrowding, living conditions, stoves, dishes


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