Category Archives: Economics

Men’s Fashion

Men’s clothing was just as diverse in the 1880s as it is today.  Photographs are an excellent but limited source of information, simply because whether or not a person was ever photographed had to do with economic, ethnic, and regional characteristics. … Continue reading

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It’s hard to underestimate — it’s hard even to fully  imagine — the extremes of poverty and wealth in Manhattan in the late 19th century. The homeless — children and adults — were legion. The city was so crowded with people … Continue reading

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