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    BORN ON THIS DAY James Gandolfini PEOPLE NOSTALGIA CELEBRITY HISTORY & CULTURE CRIME & SCANDAL Jacob Riis Jacob Riis Biography Photographer, Writer, Social Reformer (1849–1914) 53 SHARES 48 0 0 QUICK FACTS NAME Jacob Riis OCCUPATION Photographer, Writer, Social Reformer BIRTH DATE May 3, 1849 DEATH DATE May 26, 1914 PLACE OF BIRTH Ribe, Denmark PLACE OF DEATH Massachusetts CITE THIS PAGE Jacob Riis was a photographer and writer whose book How the Other Half Lives led to a revolution in social reform

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    Jacob Riis was a Danish immigrant, who ventured to New York on June 5th, 1870, from Ribe, Denmark. Originally, he wanted to be a carpenter, against his father’s wishes of him working in a literary-based field, yet after completion of his apprenticeship in Copenhagen, he found very few job opportunities in the region which his hometown was located in(Yochelson and Czitrom, pp. 3–4). After facing discouragement with this lack of employment, he immigrated to the United States. During this time, many

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    Jacob Riis - Riis was most famous for being a journalist and photographer. He photographed and wrote about the poor people in New York who lived on the Lower East Side in the slums and tenements. He had a book published in 1890 called How the Other Half Lives. He wrote this book so that attention would be brought on the poor and their living conditions in hopes that people would help them. He got the attention of Theordore Roosevelt, who was police commissioner at the time. Roosevelt and Riis

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    Essay Questions for How the Other Half Lives: The book I chose for my book review is How the Other Half Lives by Jacobs Riis. Jacob Riis was a Danish American journalist who was considered a “mudrucker” and had a hobby of documenting certain things with photographs. He is actually considered one of the fathers of photography because he incorporated flash. His book demonstrated the horrible living conditions of poor people by writing and photographing the tenements that they lived in. The purpose

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    This section of a book was composed by Jacob Riis, who was a muckraking columnist. Mud slinger was a writer who pushed for change by productions the issues of society to the center and rich classes. In this book, Riis made a photographic report about the life of needy individuals in the dwellings of New York. Initially, Riis portrayed an assault, which was made by policemen. The object of that strike was the stale-brew plunges. He said that the squads sent to make concurrent control on all tramp

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    But as time grew, many poor people started coming into Five Points. From'' How the Other Half Lives’ ‘by Jacob Riis it state,'' As business increased, and the city grew with rapid strides, the necessities of the poor became the opportunity

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    Who Is Jacob Riis?

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    Jacob Riis was born in Denmark, he was one of fourteen children of which only three survived to be adults. (Buk-Swienty, 2008). In Jacob’s mind, his father was very strict. Teenage rebellion led Jacob to leave home and become a carpenter apprentice. After his love denied him, he moved to America seeking fame and fortune. Through perseverance Mr. Riis overcame his life of poverty and hard times. He began reporting for a local newspaper in 1873; furthermore, he purchased the newspaper in 1875. The

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    of the lower class was captured by Jacob Riis. Jacob Riis was an American journalist most famously known for his photographs of the slums of New York City. He compiled his photograph into a book called, How the Other Side Lives. This set of photographs inspired the social welfare reform effectively through American cities because it brought the issue to the people. Jacob Riis was originally born in Denmark and immigrated to the

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    Jacob Riis was born on May 3, 1849 in Ribe, Denmark and later immigrated to the United States in 1870 at the age of 21. When he arrived in New York city he had a total of only $40 and a locket that he had for as long as he can remember (study.com).  He did a lot of odd jobs around the city to earn just enough money to get by. Soon there later he became a police reporter and found an interest in the things that he saw. So he taught himself some photography skills and took a camera with him every time

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    Sinclair, Samuel Hopkins Adams, and Jacob Riis. The first of the muckrakers to be discussed is Jacob Riis. Riis was born and raised in Denmark, but moved to New York when he was twenty- one years old. He grew up in an impoverished household with fourteen other siblings; therefore, he understood the struggle of the needy that lived in New York (“Jacob Riis Muckraker”). In 1888, Riis was given a job with the New York Evening Sun as a photojournalist (“Jacob Riis”). His pictures primarily portrayed

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