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    Jacob Riis' early 19th century photography 'How the Other Half Lives' - slideshow

    Mulberry Park Bend in 1900

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    "A mulberry tree behind an early building, presumably the original dwelling in the area of Mulberry Bend" (The Daily Mail)

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    "A man sorts through trash under the 47th Street dump where he has made his home in around 1890" (The DailyMail)

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    View of a back-lot house on Bleecker Street between Mercer and Greene Streets, almost toppling into an excavation site

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    A scene at Dewitt Church, 280 Rivington Street, in 1890 shows the contrast between the slums and the wealthy

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    Children huddling in an alleyway off Mulberry Street, Manhattan

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    "A shrine in 'Bandits Roost', between Mulberry Street and Mulberry Bend, Little Italy, during the feast of Saint Rocco on the 23rd May, 1895." (The DailyMail)

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    Children play with barrels under the washing hung between tenements in Gotham Court, Cherry Street around 1890

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    Public Bath #10 at the Hudson River

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    A group of men loiter in an alley known as 'Bandit's Roost' off Mulberry Street in 1887

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