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Gilded Age

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The collection allows students to investigate whether the Gilded Age was prosperous for everyone. By examining these images students will be able to decipher that not all people benefited during this time. They will be guided by the following supporting questions, 1) When was the Gilded Age and who coined that name?, 2) Why was there massive and rapid economic growth during this time?, 3) Did everyone benefit from the expansion of industrialization?

Singer Sewing Machine

National Museum of American History

Alexander Graham Bell's Large Box Telephone

National Museum of American History

Reproduction Edison Lamp with Box

National Museum of American History

1913 Ford Model T Touring Car

National Museum of American History

Steel Mills

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Railroad Watch

National Museum of American History

Transportation in America Before 1876

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Steel Workers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)

National Portrait Gallery

Bethlehem Steel Works

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Railroad Tracks

National Museum of American History

Barbed Wire

National Museum of American History

Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Slums Must Go!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

[Pin, ALF-CIO Conference on Unemployment]

Anacostia Community Museum

32c Child Labor Reform single

National Postal Museum