The good old days--they were terrible!

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Random House, 1974 - History - 207 pages
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  - melydia -

This was written in the 1970s, so the "good old days" in question are the period between the Civil War and World War I. There are tons of photos and cartoons, all about how awful life was back then ... Read full review

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The repetitive humor in negativity gets very old very fast. Reminiscing of people that always have something bad to say, even about something good. 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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