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[Detail] 2nd Annual Outing, Herz' Employees, c 1912


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Taking the Long View, 1851-1991, offers a detailed view of "Main Street" life in America, from small towns to large urban centers. Topics include industry, engineering feats, county fairs, and international expositions. Several hundred group portraits, as well as landscapes and natural wonders, are also included.

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  • Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
  • The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
  • Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
  • Contemporary United States, 1968-Present

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