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    smoke stack rises above the buildings trees and fields surrounding it Farther off in the distance two church steeples can be seen poking out of the trees towards the sky At the very center of the city a lone skyscraper stands above the rest Nearly double the height of the second tallest building in the picture this colossus for its place and time of course represents the trajectory that the city of Greenville is moving towards The early twentieth century was the transformative period of urban and suburban development and Greenville would continue to grow upwards and outwards During the Progressive Era Greenville underwent a significant economic boom on the textile industry and other related businesses As Archie Vernoon Huff describes in his book Greenville The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont a downtown building boom that redefined the urban setting of the city of Greenville A 1917 newspaper article commented that construction was in progress on nearly every street in the city Some buildings constructed during this period include The Ottaray Hotel The Imperial the county courthouse and jail just to name a few Absent in view of the photograph is Greenville s Womens

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    city While a plethora of unskilled workers inhabited the area and were eager to work there was a noticeable lack of skilled laborers The major industrial companies hired many Delray residents but because of the lack of skilled hands they A Dinner for Harry Chandler Date s March 23 1921 Location Los Angeles California Tag s publisher Los Angeles Times Harry Chandler On the Friday evening of the 23 rd of March 1921 Harry Chandler enjoyed a dinner in his honor The event occurred in Los Angeles and included guest speakers H W O Melveny founder of what is now L A s oldest law firm and William Mulholland head of the Department of Water and Power of Los Angeles The dinner was to commemorate the accomplishments that Chandler had made thus far The Dangers of Living on the Lower East Side Date s 1890 to 1910 Location NEW YORK New York Tag s Immigration City Life A mother anxiously calls out her children s names in the street Her neighbors frantically stand at her side their eyes darting back and forth across the busy streets looking for the lost little ones Finally what seems like hours later there is a banging at the tenement door It is a New York City policeman toting the lost children by the hands Historical photographer Lewis Wickes Captain O Brien Gives Birth to Theatre in Birmingham Date s 1890 to 1910 Location JEFFERSON Alabama NEW YORK New York Tag s Birmingham Alabama Theatre New York City The citizens of Birmingham lived without art That was until Captain Frank O Brien Birmingham Alabama s fourteenth mayor leased the upper floor of a small brick building in the city s Southside in 1872 It was named Sublett s Hall in honor of a Confederate Major

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    looks out at an expanding city in the midst of the development and growth In the immediate foreground a lone smoke stack rises above the buildings trees and fields surrounding Harry Coggins was exposed to a culture at the Woodside Mill in Greenville that helped educate and promote the growth of not just individual persons but the growth of a community Date s 1920 to 1943 Location Tag s Woodside Mill Village Community Mill Village Greenville The Woodside Mill was the largest mill under a single roof in the country at one point Charles Street where Harry Coggins had lived hosted various opportunities for sports religion and education The Woodside Mill had a pool refilled once every one to two weeks and even a community building built and maintained by the YMCA Many children who grew up in the mill village were extremely successful An article from an Atlanta newspaper presents a table showing the number of permits both approved and unapproved for major Southern cities in the years after the Great Depression A prediction for a few years after and the number of permits is included Date s January 1 1922 to December 31 1922 Location Tag s building

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    Chronology View of City from Richard Furman Hall May 11 1921 Date s May 11 1921 Location Greenville South Carolina Tag s Furman Hall Greenville SC Creation Expansion Development These are just a few words that spring to mind when looking through the viewing glass of 1920 Greenville From the high viewpoint outside of Richard Furman Hall of the Old Campus one looks out at an expanding city in the

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    packed themselves into their roadster and look back expectantly as though the photographer is hindering their plans At the invention of the automobile there were only five cars in the county of Greenville by 1904 Soon there would be many more and the exploding popularity spurred the city into the renovation and improvement of the current road system Over the years Greenville poured funds into their road and highway system with it culminating by 1918 with two national highway systems running the city and county These included the east west Bankhead Highway and the north south Dixie Highway The automobile had the major potential to bringing farm families within easier reach of fellow farmers and their consumer population in the cities in a sense condensing the size of Greenville County On the other hand it provided a means of interconnectedness between neighboring cities that had never been possible before For example in 1910 a modern route to Ashville was created the original and only route of Old Buncumbe Road Thereafter students were able to explore far beyond the constraints of the Greenville County Where could these students be going on their trip We can never be sure but with the

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    child labour was a very important issue in New York and the Southern part of America during the 1930s but a large number of children also worked in agricultural farms for wages There was no means to end this and it was a largely unknown issue at the time Feld 2 Feld s article described New York citizens in 1935 Home is a relative term Date s 1930 to 1939 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s African American history The Great Depression Detroit Black Bottom Housing 1930s Between 1920 and 1970 millions of Blacks migrated from the South in pursuit of job opportunities in the manufacturing industry of the Midwest and Northeast Detroit was a particularly popular destination due to its budding and thriving automotive industry Before the Great Migration an era of Detroit s history coined for the sharp population influx there were a total of 6 000 Blacks in Detroit Delray and Windsor From Above An Aerial Photograph from 1930 Date s 1930 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s The Detroit News The Ambassador Bridge Windsor Detroit Delray With the completion of the Ambassador Bridge in November 1929 which spans the Detroit River and links Detroit to Windsor Detroiters looked forward to what they hoped would be increased economic interaction with Canada and therefore more wealth for the residents An aerial photo of the bridge taken from 18 000 feet both implicitly and explicitly sheds light on the industrial advancement of the Detroit s Eastern Market A Melting Pot of Cultures Date s 1930 to 1940 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Urban Agriculture Detroit Farmers Market Immigration Detroit s Eastern Market showcased a similar scene nearly every day of the week thousands of customers navigated the narrow walkways betwen the hundreds of stands selling anything from poultry to cucumbers to

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    Women s College Students Entering Automobile South Carolina 1930 1958 Date s 1930 to 1955 Location Tag s automobile Greenville Womens College Furman University Freedom for the weekend This historical black and white image of Greenville Women s College students getting into a classic automobile shows the timeless college experience of fleeing the campus scenery for the weekend Bundled up in long coats these four ladies have packed themselves into

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    Location Wayne Michigan Tag s automobile Air Pollution Detroit 1970s Technology emissions mechanics regulation car The 1973 edition of the Chevrolet Emission Control Systems reference manual is a special supplement to the standard mechanic s repair reference General Motors produced this manual as a guide for its dealer level mechanics who would be tasked with repairing and adjusting emission control systems for Chevrolet owners The manual contains a host of novel names and corresponding acronyms for parts Women Automobiles and Advertisements Date s 1920 to 1929 Location New York New York Tag s automobile Women Advertising Pond s Extract Co Motoring can ruin the finest skin the Pond s advertisement boasts Beauty products and motor vehicles may not seem to go hand in hand but the ever changing cultural landscape of the 1920s saw many companies addressing the needs of the new age woman In 1920 Pond s published their advertisement in the New York American Sun newspaper the product was a vanishing cream that the company Early Relationship Between Automobiles and Masculinity Date s 1919 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s automobile male identity Gasoline Alley Introduced in the early 20th century the automobile became one the great advances that occurred within American society They soon came to greatly expand the mobility of the American people and would eventually come to dominate the travel and leisure industries Due to the fact that early automobiles where the new toy for leisure and luxury usually only the upper class where affluent enough Flint Sit Down Strike Date s 1936 to 1937 Location Genesee Michigan Tag s Flint Michigan Edmund Walsh automobile labour strike flint sit down General Motors The Flint Sit Down Strike was an event that mobilized as many as 5 000 workers supported by thousands more of the city s

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