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How the other half lives gilded age

  1. 1. The Gilded Age
  2. 2. How the Other Half Lives Studies Among the Tenements of New York By Jacob Riis (1880) When once I asked the agent of a notorious Fourth Ward alley how many people might be living in it I was told: One hundred and forty families, one hundred Irish, thirty-eight Italian, and two that spoke the German tongue. Barring the agent herself, there was not a native-born individual in the court. The answer was characteristic of the cosmopolitan characterJacob Riis of lower New York, very nearly so of the whole of it, wherever it runs to alleys and courts. One may find for the asking an Italian, a German, a French, African, Spanish, Bohemian, Russian, Scandinavian, Jewish, and Chinese colony. Even the Arab, who peddles "holy earth" from the Battery as a direct importation from Jerusalem, has his exclusive preserves at the lower end of Washington Street. The one thing you shall vainly ask for in the chief city of America is a distinctively American community. There is none; certainly not among the tenements.
  3. 3. Mens Lodging Room in the West 47th Street Station c. 1892
  4. 4. A downtown "Morgue" (unlicensed saloon) 1890
  5. 5. Mulberry Street PoliceStationWaiting for the Lodging toOpen c. 1892
  6. 6. A Black-and-Tan Dive in "Africa” c. 1890
  7. 7. Hull House
  8. 8. Wealth Today• Warren Buffett – 62B (billion)
  9. 9. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?• J.P. Morgan – Banking fortune – J.P. Morgan Bank – U.S. Steel – Worth equivalent of $42B today
  10. 10. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?• John Jacob Astor – Fur trading & Real Estate fortune – Worth equivalent of $121B today
  11. 11. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?• Cornelius Vanderbilt – Created a railroad & Shipping fortune – Created Grand Central Station – Worth equivalent of $185B today
  12. 12. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?• Andrew Carnegie – Steel fortune – Carnegie Steel Corp – Monopoly created through Vertical Integration – Worth equivalent of $310B today
  13. 13. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?• John D. Rockefeller – Oil fortune – Standard Oil Co – Monopoly created through horizontal Integration – Worth equivalent of $340B today
  14. 14. William R. Hearst – The Neptune Pool, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA (1947)
  15. 15. William R. Hearst – Indoor Pool, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA (1947)
  16. 16. Nouveau RicheConspicuous Consumption
  17. 17. James Deering - Vizcaya, Miami, FL (1916)
  18. 18. William K. Vanderbilt - Marble House, Newport, RI (1892)
  19. 19. William K. Vanderbilt - Marble House, Newport, RI (1892)
  20. 20. William K. Vanderbilt - Marble House, Newport, RI (1892)
  21. 21. Cornelius Vanderbilt II - The Breakers, Newport, RI (1895)
  22. 22. Cornelius Vanderbilt II - The Breakers, Newport, RI (1895)
  23. 23. Frederick W. Vanderbilt - Rough Point, Newport, RI (1892)
  24. 24. Frederick William Vanderbilt - Hyde Park, NY (1899)
  25. 25. George Washington Vanderbilt II - Biltmore, Asheville, NC (1914)
  26. 26. Florence Vanderbilt - Florham, Covent Station, NJ (1897) (Today -Fairleigh Dickinson University)
  27. 27. Emily VanderbiltElm Court, Lenox, MA (1887) (90 acres inc. 55,000ft², 106-room home)
  28. 28. Frederick K. Vanderbilt II – Idle Hour, Oakdale, NY (1901)
  29. 29. William K. Vanderbilt II - Eagle’s Nest, Centerport, NY (1937)
  30. 30. W. K. Vanderbilts Fifth Ave Home First of the twin mansions was the home of William H. Vanderbilt;the second of the twin mansions was the home Wm. H. built for hisdaughters; the third home is the marble chateau built for William K. and Alva Vanderbilt in 1883
  31. 31. Fifth Ave
  32. 32. Fifth Ave
  33. 33. Interior of a Fifth Ave.mansion
  34. 34. “Dollar Princesses”Consuelo Vanderbilt, laterDuchess of Marlborough

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