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Exhibit Recreates Cacophony Of 1920s New York City

The soundtrack 1920s may be jazz, but the actual sounds of New York City in the Jazz Age were more than just music. The city was an incredibly noisy place filled with everything from street peddlers and preachers shouting to grab a crowd's attention to peeling church bells and tugboats' warning horns cutting through the New York Harbor fog. Princeton history professor Emily Thompson and web developer Scott Mahoy used noise complaints and old news reels to find the authentic sounds of the city, and cobbled them together into an interactive, explorable site called, aptly, The Roaring Twenties.
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