Jacob A. Riis at the Museum of the City of New York

Posted by Colleen on October 23, 2015 in Blog |
“Five Cents a Spot” (circa 1890) Credit Jacob A. Riis, Museum of the City of New York

“Five Cents a Spot” (circa 1890) Credit Jacob A. Riis, Museum of the City of New York

Through March 20, the Museum of the City of New York is presenting “Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.” This heart-rending retrospective reprises and expands upon the museum’s exhibitions in 1947 and 1995, which celebrated Riis as an amateur photographer, and unites its own collection of his spectral images, the world’s largest, with 125 letters, manuscripts and other printed material and artifacts from the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. More …

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