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The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era...extending from the 1870s to World War I, marks a major turning point in American history. During this colorful and influential period, the United States was transformed from an isolated, rural, agricultural nation into an urban, industrial, multicultural world power. It was an era marked by Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Ideas. These forces changed people’s everyday lives as a technical revolution swept the country, giving birth to such inventions as the telephone, light bulb, automobile, airplane, radio, and motion pictures. The same era also gave us Ragtime, Vaudeville, Coney Island, and Major League Baseball. The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era set the stage for Cincinnati to become one of the nation’s industrial powerhouses and gave birth to the modern era.


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Post Office

Post Office

Music Hall from Elm Street

Music Hall from Elm Street

Roebling Bridge

Roebling Bridge

Music Hall and Washington Park

Music Hall and Washington Park

Riverfront - Public Landing

Riverfront - Public Landing

Sinton Hotel

Sinton Hotel

Skyline

Skyline

Mercantile Library

Mercantile Library

Fountain Square

Fountain Square

Fifth and Race

Fifth and Race

Reservoir at Eden Park

Reservoir at Eden Park

Ingalls Building

Ingalls Building

Chester Park

Chester Park

LaFayette Bank

LaFayette Bank