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us hist section 4 mass culture pg. 292


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Advertising: biggest number of advertising line:
Patent medicines, then soaps and baking powders.
Alexander J. CartWright
Amateur baseball player; organized a club in New York City and set down rules in baseball that used aspects of an English sport called Rounders
Ashcan School
Painted urban life and working people with grity realism and no frills
Black baseball:
Negro National League and Negro American League
F. W. Wooworth
Created chain stores; sold items at a very low price and many people bought them
First amusement park:
Coney Island, made by George Tilyou
First baseball World Series:
1903 Boston Pilgrims (win) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
First ferris wheel located at:
World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893
How did bicycles help women?
Gave independence and gave them a new fashion style: abandoned corsets for looser clothing
Joseph Pulitzer
Bought 'New York World' in 1883, made the large sunday edition with comics, sports, and women's news
Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens; wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Marshall Field
Brought department store concept to Americans; "give the lady what she wants"; made barain basement: bargain goods "less expensive but reliable"
Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck
Brought retail merchandise to small towns; Ward's catalogue grew very big; Sears started his company and used catalogues
People become big fans of spectator sports:
Boxing & Baseball. 1st leisure then profitable business
rural free delivery (RFD)
Post Office introduced this system that brough pacakges directly to every home
Thomas Eakins
American artist who used realism
What do newspapers do to attract readers?
Make sensational headlines
What snacks came about?
Hershey chocolate bar (1900) and Coca-Cola
What sport also came up as leisure for people?
William Randolph Hearst
Tried to surpass Pulitzer, already owned 'San Francisco Examiner', filled the 'Journal' with exaggerated tales of personal scandals, cruelty, hypnotism, and even an imaginary conquest of Mars

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