Jacob RiisEventsInternet SitesBibliography

Significant Events:

1890How the Other Half Lives

Photo-text combination extending Riis's campaign against the tenements of New York. The source of many of the photos were uncredited. Riis gave public lectures using lantern slides and full multimedia presentation. The usage of photographs was clearly rhetorical, rather than historical.

1893Children of the Poor

1898Out of Mulberry Street

Jacob Riis

Select Internet Sites:

How the Other Half Lives

Museum of New York


Richmond Hill Historical Society

Visual Arts Data Service

Robert Leggat's Bio

From The Bend to Tobacco Road

Select Bibliography:

Hales, Peter B. Silver Cities the Photography of American Urbanization, 1839-1915. American Civilization. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.

Riis, Jacob A. How the Other Half Lives Studies Among the Tenements of New York. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1890.

---. The Children of the Poor. New York: Scribner's sons, 1893.

---. Nibsy's Christmas. New York: Scribner, 1893.

---. Out of Mulberry Street Stories of Tenement Life in New York City. New York: The Century co, 1898.

---. A Ten Years' War an Account of the Battle With the Slum in New York. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1900.

---. The Making of an American. New York: Macmillan, 1902.

---. The Battle With the Slum. New York, London: The Macmillan company. Macmillan and co., ltd, 1902.

---. Children of the Tenements. New York: The Macmillan company, 1903.

---. The Peril and Preservation of the Home Being the William L. Bull Lectures for the Year 1903. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs and Co, 1903.

---. Is There a Santa Claus? New York, London: The Macmillan company. Macmillan and co., ltd, 1904.

---. Theodore Roosevelt, the Man and the Citizen. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904.

---. The Old Town. New York: The Macmillan company, 1909.

Riis, Jacob A, et al. Neighbors Life Stories of the Other Half. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914.

Riis, Jacob A, et al. The Other Half Revisited the Legacy of Jacob A. Riis. Cinema Guild, 1996.

Riis, Jacob A, and Alexander Alland. Jacob A. Riis Photographer and Citizen. Millerton, N.Y: Aperture, 1974.

Riis, Jacob A, and Francesco Cordasco. Jacob Riis Revisited Poverty and the Slum in Another Era. 1st ed. ed. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1968.

Riis, Jacob A, and Robert J Doherty. The Complete Photographic Work of Jacob A. Riis. International Archives of Photography. New York, London: Macmillan. Collier Macmillan, 1981.

Riis, Jacob A, and Bonnie Yochelson. Jacob Riis. 55: 55 (Series). London, New York: Phaidon, 2001.

Woods, Robert Archey, et al. The Poor in Great Cities Their Problems and What Is Doing to Solve Them. New York: Charles Scribner's sons, 1895.


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