The good old days--they were terrible!

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Random House, 1974 - History - 207 pages
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quot;good old days" were only good for a priviledged few and why they were unrelentingly hard for most. Sobering, actually. Check it out.

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User Review  - Steve Carroll - Goodreads

Bettmann curated a collection of illustrations and pictures from "the good old days" which in this book is basically the late 19th century. This book includes lots of great pieces from that collection ... Read full review

Review: The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!

User Review  - Rene Blansette - Goodreads

I've read this before. When I first read it, it was an antidote to the "good old Days" thinking in the last part of the 20th Century. Now reading this, it makes me think that it's the blueprint for ... Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Otto L. Bettmann is the founder of the famed Bettmann Archive in New York, one of the world's great picture libraries. Its resources, some three million prints and photographs, are used all over the world by publishers, educators, ad men and the audio-visual media.

After acting as curator of rare books at the State Art Library in Berlin, Dr. Bettmann came to America in 1935, where he established the Archive and became well known as an expert in the graphic arts.

Among his previous publications are As We Were: Family Life in America, A Pictorial History of Medicine, Our Literary Heritage (with Van Wyck Brooks) and The Bettmann Portable Archive.

He and his wife, an interior designer, live in Pound Ridge, New York.

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