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Cincinnati's Gilded Age and 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 at Cincinnati

Post Office at Cincinnati

Cincinnati's Music Hall from Elm Street

Cincinnati's Music Hall from Elm Street

Roebling Bridge and Ohio River

Roebling Bridge and Ohio River

Music Hall and Washington Park - Cincinnati Ohio

Music Hall and Washington Park - Cincinnati Ohio

Cincinnati Riverfront - Public Landing

Cincinnati Riverfront - Public Landing

Sinton Hotel - Cincinnati Ohio

Sinton Hotel - Cincinnati Ohio

Cincinnati Skyline

Cincinnati Skyline

Mercantile Library - Cincinnati Ohio

Mercantile Library - Cincinnati Ohio

Fountain Square - Cincinnati Ohio

Fountain Square - Cincinnati Ohio

Fifth and Race - Cincinnati Ohio

Fifth and Race - Cincinnati Ohio

Reservoir at Eden Park - Cincinnati Ohio

Reservoir at Eden Park - Cincinnati Ohio

Ingalls Building - Cincinnati Ohio

Ingalls Building - Cincinnati Ohio

Chester Park - Cincinnati Ohio

Chester Park - Cincinnati Ohio

LaFayette Bank - Cincinnati Ohio

LaFayette Bank - Cincinnati Ohio