How the Other Half Lives

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How the Other Half Lives (1890)
by Jacob Riis

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle-class. Freely available at

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Front cover of original 1890 edition

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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