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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: Progress: The Meaning of the Machine
Toolbox Overview: The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Resource Menu: Progress
Text 1. Memory and Machines
Text 2. Brooklyn Bridge
Text 3. Human Machines
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Text 4. Christine Frederick
Text 5. Thomas Eakins
Text 6. Thomas Edison
Text 7. Wealth and Weightlessness
Text 8. Southern Statis
Text 9. The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago

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3.  Human Machines
- Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management, 1910, Ch. 2, excerpts (PDF)
- Thomas Anshutz, The Ironworkers' Noontime, oil on canvas, 1880 (PDF) Discussing Art
- American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., Steam hammer, Westinghouse Works, East Pittsburgh, film, 1904

    The Ironworkers' Noontime
The Ironworkers' Noontime

  
PrintingLength:

Taylor, Anshutz: 8 pages
Steam hammer: online viewing (3 min., 29 sec.)

Online Sources Taylor, Anshutz: National Humanities Center
Steam hammer: Library of Congress

Supplemental
sites


F. W. Taylor, biography from PBS/WGBH

F. W. Taylor, biography from Eldritch Press

Taylor and scientific management, overview from Accel-Team

The Principles of Scientific Management, full text from Eldritch Press

The Principles of Scientific Management, full text on one web page, from the Archive for the History of Political Thought (McMaster University, Canada)

Thomas Anshutz, works from Artcyclopedia

The Ironworkers' Noontime (PDF), discussion in Through Artists' Eyes, pp. 61-64 (de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904, from the Library of Congress, including
   --Casting a guide box
   --Tapping a furnace
   --Welding the big ring
   --Girls winding armatures
   --Girls taking time checks


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Thomas Anshutz (American, 1851-1912), The Ironworkers' Noontime, 1880. Oil on canvas, 17 x 24 in. (43.2 x 60.6 cm). The De Young Museum [Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco]. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd : 1979.7.4. Permission pending.

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