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  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

Feeling nostalgic? Here is the cure! Bettman covers much of unpleasant aspects of Victorian Life that often are overlooked in many histories and novels set in the 1800s. Using newspaper drawings and ... Read full review

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Raging disease, streets ankle deep in manure and other unspeakably smelly filth, meat displayed for sale without the benefit of refrigeration, chamber pots emptied from every tenement window ... 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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