Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

We just finished listening to The Sounds of New York City, Circa 1920 from NPR's All Things Considered. This wonderful piece is tremendously evocative, and we highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in the times.

The sounds used in the NPR program were collected by Emily Thompson, a Princeton University history professor who has put together a website, The Roaring Twenties: An Interactive Exploration of the Historical Soundscape of New York City, which provides sound clips from the 1920s and '30s. Also highly recommended.