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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.
Nostalgia blurs our image of the past. Otto Bettmann's book opens our eyes to the reality of living in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. Read morePublished 1 month ago by stewart b clifford
Too simplistic. I don't think too many folks look back on the Industrial Revolution--particularly in American cities--as the "good old days. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Israel Martinez
The kind of stuff which gets omitted from the history books as too humdrum, but which is the background necessary to understand much of what happened. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James G Horn Jr
I read this books decades ago. It got lost in a move, so I bought a new copy - it's that good!Published 3 months ago by Saundrama
Have not read the book yet. I giving it a good rating because I believe it will be a good read.Published 6 months ago by W. Kasprzynski
This is NOT a "Terrible" Book. I loved this book, it was too short. Because of this book, I've been searching the internet looking for any books similar to this. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. Martin