Autograph Manuscript Draft Outline of The Making of an American. Jacob Riis.

Draft Outline of Riis’ Autobiography

Autograph Manuscript Draft Outline of The Making of an American.

c. 1900.

Pen and ink on paper, 8 pp. stapled booklet (chapters I-VII) and 2 pp. on single sheet (portions of chapters XII-XV). 4to. Draft Outline of Riis’ Autobiography. Light toning. Item #261355

The autograph outline of the first seven chapters of Riis’s autobigraphy, The Making of an American (1902), as well as outlines for parts of chapters twelve through fifteen. The opening chapters recount stories from Riis’s boyhood in Denmark, meeting his future wife Elizabeth Gortz, and his arrival in America. “The story commences on a bridge over the river Nibs on the outskirts of the ancient town of Ribe, which is on the Danish north seacoast. A boy & girl have met …”.

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