Jacob Riis' photos depicted scenes of crowded and run-down living spaces and the people who live in them. He captured moments of distress and poverty and published them to make the terrible living conditions in cities known.
He's trying to get the idea across to people that there is a large group of people suffering from poverty and the government is doing very little or nothing to solve the issue.
These pictures that Riis took show the hardships that many faced in the late 1800's. Many could not afford food or good housing.
He lived in a crowded on-room apartment in a New York tenement in 1885. He was also really into photography of poverty, disease and crime.
Its shows that it was harder to live in New York then it is now. It also shows families and roommates being crowded in their small homes.
Jacob Riis's photographs showed the terrible living conditions and poverty that effected people. Having taken these photos made these horrible conditions more known to the public.
Riis' photos are showing how deep into poverty immigrants had become and how very little was being done to help them.
Riis captured photos displaying the poor conditions impoverished people lived in to help middle and upper class members understand the lives of those less fortunate than them.
this pictures showed that it was a struggle to get the good need to live in the 1800's, how getting food was a constant fight because most of the time they didn't have the money to get it.
Riis photos show that no all parts of progressivism advanced the United states they also showed how anyone who could not afford new technology would have to live i run down areas. Riis wanted to improve these people's living conditions by spreading the news that things like this existed.
The two pictures show how the living space was back in th days. At the bottom picture showed less then one bed. A lot of guys sleeping on the floor and two guys sleeping the bed. The top photo showed how the buildings were made and the no food sources around them.
That immigrant's living in New York in the late 1800's lived very poorly. There was just wooden shacks in city alleys and one-room apartments that were crowded with multiple people.
Jacob Riis' photographs are showing crowded homes that are deep into poverty. His photographs made this more known to the public.
The pictures show how terrible the economy was and how poverty was alive even back then. It shows how difficult it was to live during that time and live under those conditions.
Riis' photos convey how hard life was for "The Other Half" and the terrible conditions of poverty that these people lived in.
Jacob Riis' photos shows groups of people living in old run down houses in the 1800's, The photos also show times of hardships and poverty, most of the lower class could not get food or a good living space.
Jacob Riis took these photos to raise public awareness, to try and get people to do something about it.
The photo shows hardships and poverty people went through in the 1800's to try to get people to do something about it.
the people were poor and living in worn down one room apartments in wooden shacks which barely had room for people
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