Miriam Bader

About Miriam Bader

Miriam Bader is the Education Director at the Tenement Museum in New York City. She also serves as an educational consultant for the National Park Service, Singapore Tourism Board, and other local and international organizations. Prior to joining the Tenement Museum, Miriam worked at The Museum at Eldridge Street, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Jewish Museum.

Jacob August Riis, "Knee-pants" at forty five cents a dozen—A Ludlow Street Sweater's Shop, c. 1890, 7 x 6", from How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1890 (The Museum of the City of New York)
Riis snapped photos of the urban poor during midnight police raids—but only because he cared.

How the Other Half Lives