Ultra Modern Library Collection of Songs of the Gay 90's
Ultra Modern Library Collection of Songs of the Gay 90'S, M.M. Cole Publishing Co. Chicago 1942. This is a collection of sheet music and words to popular songs of the gay 90's era.
The Gay Nineties is an American nostalgic term referring to the decade of the 1890s. It is known in the United Kingdom as the Naughty Nineties, and refers there to the decade of supposedly decadent art by Aubrey Beardsley, the witty plays and trial of Oscar Wilde, society scandals and the beginning of the suffragette movement. Despite the term, the U.S. had little prosperity throughout most of the decade. An economic crisis developed in the beginning of the decade because of high tariffs and the introduction of low-valued silver coinage to counter growing inflation. The economic crisis greatly worsened when the Panic of 1893 set off a widespread economic depression in the United States that lasted until 1896.
The book is in fair vintage condition, there is ware on the covers, as well as a sticker on the front, there is no writing or marks inside the book, the pages are clean but discolored due to age, and the binding is tight.
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