Thaw – (1871-1947) wrote The traitorStanford White – was born into a life of wealth and privilege on November 9, 1853,joined Charles Follen McKim and William Rutherford Mead in founding McKim,Mead and White, which soon became the most prominent architectural firm in thecountry, He died in 1947 at the age of 76. Evelyn Nesbit – (1884- 1906) at sixteen she was a model, actress and Gibson GirlMadison Square Garden – sports arena located in New York City, one of the worldsmost known, holds over 50,000 peopleEmma Goldman – (1869-1940) a major figure in the history of American radicalism andfeminism, an influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was anearly advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality and independence,union organization, and the eight-hour work dayCharles Dana Gibson – creator of the Gibson GirlHarry Houdini – (1874 – 1926) was one the greatest magicians ever, created many newmagic tricks and defined the normal way of magicVaudeville – a form of a Burlesque House in the early 1900sAfrican Safari – the rich went there to hunt elephantsCommander Peary – discoved the North Pole in 1906, first to claim it for AmericaEllis Island – was the gateway through which more than 12 million immigrants passedbetween 1892 and 1954 in their search for freedom of speech and religion, and foreconomic opportunity in the United States. Because of its unique historicalimportance, it was declared part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in1965Socialism – the means of production are owned by the workers rather than by a richminority of capitalists or functionaries. Such a system of ownership is bothcollective and individual in natureHenry Frick – One of Frick’s best customers was Andrew Carnegie, the owner of a largesteel company. The two men became business partners.
Carnegie purchased acontrolling interest in the Frick Coke Company and Frick obtained 11 per cent ofthe Carnegie Steel CompanyJacob Riis – in the 1880s his work gravitated towards reform and he worked with otherNew York reformers then crusading for better living conditions for the thousandsof immigrants flocking to New York in search of new opportunities. His mostpopular work, How The Other Half LivesTammany Hall – Tammany was a legendary Delaware chief, although he was not listed inofficial directories of Roman Catholics honored with sainthoodThe Tombs – Delmonicos – a resturantTheodore Dreiser – (1871-1945) American author, outstanding representative ofnaturalism, whose novels depict real-life subjects in a harsh lightSan Juan Hill – Theodore Roosevelt was colonel of the Rough Riders (1st United StatesVolunteer Infantry) at the time of the Battles of Kettle and San Juan Hills. Herecorded his recollections of these actions in his book, The Rough Riders. For hisactions and leadership in this battle, he was nominated for a Congressional Medalof Honor, an honor denied him for political reasons (his efforts to get the troopsaway from disease-ravaged Cuba had embarassed the Secretary of War)400 – Pierce Arrow – Founded in1957, the Pierce-Arrow Society is dedicated to thepreservation of Pierce-Arrow Motor Cars and trucks, Pierce bicycles andmotorcycles, Pierce-Arrow Travelodge trailers, and the literature, artwork, andhistory associated with the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company.
Barnum ; Bailey Circus – Some say it began on April 3, 1793, when John BillRicketts gave the first circus performance in Philadelphia. Still others say it beganon March 29, 1919, when the first performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum ;Bailey was held in New York City’s Madison Square GardenGen. Tom Thumb – The first public appearance of Tom Thumb in London occurred soonafter the arrival of the party there, at the Princess’s Theatre.
A short engagementonly had been made, but it was exceedingly successful. The spectators weredelightedMrs. Wm. Astor – (1830-1892) : social aspirations of a gentlemanSigmund Frued – Freud is recognised as the founder of psychoanalysis.
Al Jolson – the master showman of American theatre, whose career spanned fifty years ofAmerican Music historyJung – Institute in BostonConey Island – in