From November 9 through December 17, Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery is hosting "Social Forces Visualized: Photography and Scientific Charity, 1900–1920," an exhibition that includes over 125 photographs by seminal photographers Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and others.
The photographs were selected from over 1,000 images in the Community Service Society records at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Many of the exhibition images have not been seen in public for close to a century. (CSS is City Limits' owner.)
At left, "Family in Airshaft," taken by Jessie Tarbox Beals in the 1910s. Gelatin silver print.
The Wallach Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and is located on the eighth floor of Schermerhorn Hall on Columbia University's Morningside Campus. Take the No. 1 train or the No. 104 bus to 116th Street and enter the campus via the gates at 116th Street and Broadway.