4. The Jacob Riis Photographs

Around the map and on the wall are prints from the Museum of City of New York’s collection of Jacob Riis photographs. Some the collection are original but most are reprints using Riis’ negatives and produced in the methods available during Riis’ life. Chicago Albumen Works handled the project, using sunlight to develop the images. While these images are likely the reason why many visitors will go visit the exhibition Jacob Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half, it is just one of the many highlights you’ll discover.