Under the Gold-Plating: Everyday Americans in the Gilded Age
Who were the everyday Americans in this great period of industrialization and urbanization? Where did they come from? What did they do for work? For fun? What were their struggles and triumphs? This richly illustrated presentation examines the lives of the men, women and children whose labor helped make possible this period of astonishing transition and innovation, and who contributed to the nation’s wealth of diversity.
Event thumbnail photo credit: “Mulberry Street, New York,” c. 1900. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.
Institution or Organization name - The Preservation Society of Newport County