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Inquiry Questions

Digital History TOPIC ID 53

1. Take a look at the following Riis photographs and explain what they tell us about the lives of the poor and about Riis's attitude toward the “other half.”

  • Five Cents Lodging, c. 1889
  • Bandit's Roost, c. 1888
  • Home of an Italian Ragpicker, 1888
2. How do Hines's photographs of immigrants, urban life, and child laborers differ from the photographs of Jacob Riis?

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