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Benefits and Challenges of the Industrial Revolution

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US History Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

This is a collection of images that represent the different aspects, issues, events, and people of the Industrial Age (1870-1910), including urbanization, immigration, working conditions, growth of industries, and technological innovations.

Brass Making: The Electric Furnace, [photomechanical print]

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian American Art Museum

Picking Slate and Bony Coal

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Construction of Railroad Bridge

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Alexander Graham Bell

National Portrait Gallery

Duryea Motor Carriage, 1893

National Museum of American History

Currier Family

Archives of American Art

Eviction (Lower East Side)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bracings, Subway Excavation

Smithsonian American Art Museum