Tag: Great Depression

Rockefeller Center

A TIME history video discussing the picture from 1932 of the men eating lunch on top of the construction of the RCA Building.   A City within a City: Developing Culture in a Dark Time From the time the idea came about in 1929 until the completion in 1940, Rockefeller Center created economic prosperity, initiated …

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Minsky’s Burlesque

Minsky Business: The Minsky Brothers and Burlesque in New York The twentieth century is widely viewed by historians as the beginning of mass, commercialized leisure activities in America. As was the case with most major changes that took place in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, New York was at the heart …

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