Homeless children in Mullen’s Alley, NYC. February 12, 1888 [2201 x 1882]

Homeless children in Mullen’s Alley, NYC. February 12, 1888 [2201 x 1882]

This is from a series called 'How the Other Half Lives' by photojournalist Jacob Riis.

Here's several more from the series.

Not here, please.

This image was also used as the album cover for The New Basement Tapes' album, Lost on the River. They're a supergroup (Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, members of Dawes, My Morning Jacket) that took Bob Dylan lyrics without music and put their own spin on it!

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This image was also used as the album cover for The New Basement Tapes' album, Lost on the River. They're a supergroup (Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, members of Dawes, My Morning Jacket) that took Bob Dylan lyrics without music and put their own spin on it!

Wow. Really interesting. Thanks for posting. Each photo seems to hold so much information...I looked at them for a long time. Such a different time. Seeing the homeless kids all huddled together is heartbreaking. I will never understand how parents could/can just abandon their children. Those poor lost souls.

Site they're not just outdoors? They seem well dressed to be homeless.

Why's the image more appealing when mirrored...

Homeless children looked a lot cooler back then

Do you really have to?

If I am not mistaken, this is a Jacob Riis photograph. These children may be homeless but his actual intention was to photograph some gangs as well. This in particular was most likely a "gang" of children who would work together to steal from the rich of New York and control their territory, similar to many gangs of today.