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Challenges of City Growth

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US History Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This is a collection of images that represent urbanization, immigration, working conditions, growth of industries, and technological innovations after the Civil War.

Brass Making: The Electric Furnace

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Industrialization

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Picking Slate and Coal

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Construction of Railroad Bridge

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Alexander Graham Bell

National Portrait Gallery

Tenement

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eviction

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bracings, Subway Excavation

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sleeping in the cellar

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tenement Fire

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Unsafe Tenement

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery