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Illustration of Jacob Riis Study

Carl Ballenas has done it again. Through his research, he has uncovered a wonderful series that was written and beautifully illustrated by J. Ernest Brierly which ran in the Long Island Press Newspaper from the late 1950's up until the mid 1960's. 

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 Illustration of Jacob Riis' Study

This illustration depicts the Study where Jacob Riis did most of his writing, such as "How the Other Half Lives", which was located in the back-yard of his home that once stood at 84-47 120th Street, Richmond Hill, NY.

About Jacob Riis
Writer, Photographer, who impacted social change in New York City.

Home of Jacob Riis
Rare photo of Jacob Riis home in Richmond Hill

Noteworthy People
List of Notables who hailed in someway from Richmond Hill, NY.

View Photos of Victorian Homes in Richmond Hill Today by Nancy Cataldi
Rare Photo Prints Check out these prints from Rare Glass Negatives of first house built at turn-of-the-century on 108th Street near 86th Avenue.