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The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) is an organization of historians who study and promote knowledge of American history from the Reconstruction era through the aftermath of World War I.  The society brings together academic, public, and independent historians, as well as scholars in other humanities and social-science disciplines interested in these decades and their issues.

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Many multimedia resources for the Gilded Age and Progressive Era are available online.  These images, movies, and newspapers offer historians and students a rich glimpse of the time period.  For links to some of these resources, please visit the Multimedia page.

The video collection below contains films of New York dating from 1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Of these, twenty-five were made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, while the remaining films are Edison Company productions.

The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898 -1906

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