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Otto Bettmann

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Otto L. Bettmann is the founder of the famed Bettmann Archive in New York, one of the world's great picture libraries. Its resources, some three million prints and photographs, are used all over the world by publishers, educators, ad men and the audio-visual media.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.

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The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!

Written by Otto Bettmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 12, 1974
Price: $16.95

A comprehensive study of urban American life in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century. The book is filled with black and white drawings, advertisements, and photographs from the time period which further vivify the early urban American experience. Read more >
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