Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whitworth College Dorm Room in 1894

To put this in perspective: Grover Cleveland was President, and an economic depression was gripping the United States, as a result of the Panic of 1893.  Mark Twain referred to this era the "Gilded Age." We may be tempted to refer to it as the "Gay '90s," although that expression wasn't coined until the 1920s. Thomas A. Edison had just introduced an early moving picture device known as the Kinetoscope.

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