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Jacob Riis

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Savann Ranker

on 23 February 2017

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Transcript of Jacob Riis

Early Backround & upbringing
. 1849 Jacob Augustus Riis was born in Ribe, Denmark along with his 14 other siblings including a fostered cousin
. He was the 3rd oldest in his family
. At the early age of 11 he started to show characteristics of a caregiver
. Jacob's father wanted him to go into literary studies
. When he turned 21 he took a boat to New York on $40 and a locket with a hair of an old love interest

Jacob Riis
. Although Riis had a little trouble coming to terms with what he wanted to do at first, he used his good photographic observations to have major sanitary
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