'VOCABULARY MENU Unit 2"
WILLIAM "BOSS" TWEED
was a legendary corrupt political leader of New York City in the years following the Civil War. Along with members of the “Tweed Ring,” he was suspected of siphoning untold millions of dollars from the city’s coffers before public outrage turned against him and he was prosecuted.
Was a Danish-born American muckraker journalist, photographer, and social reformer. He is known for his dedication to using his photojournalistic talents to help the less fortunate in New York City which was the subject of most of his prolific writings and photographic essays. As one of the first photographers to use flash, which allowed him to document the reality of people's situations in the dark slum areas at night, he is considered a pioneer in photography.