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Jacob A. Riis (Photo essay) Tuesday, March 02, 2010 1:39 PM How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis 1. Early photo journalist 2. Pictures of people in New York-- poor immigrants 3. Who were solicited by the country 4. Heavy industrialization 5. Not enough places to live and no place to live 6. Tenement housing (slums) 7. Buildings moving upwards because no room in NY o Before any housing laws o Stat show severe problems of housing Density, deaths growing o Police stats A LOT of drunk people. A lot of females as well (20253 males, 8981 females) CHEAP liquor Lots of saloons 8. 30 year old Italian woman, living in a cellar. 9. Young girl 8-9 already of a look of a frightened adult. Little mother o Their mother is drunk and throws furniture 10. Shootin' craps-- kids should be a school but they are in school uniforms but gambling 11. Bottle Alley- instead of a yard… trash! 12. Room in a tenement- Italian family in 1 room. Extended families. Women look a lot older than
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course ENG 316K taught by Professor Kruppa during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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