New York in the 1920s – Ephemeral New York
Mayor of New York, John Hylan, 1921. "“It was his great heart that ordered the streets closed so that children could have a safe place in which to play, and it was his heart that ordered the policemen and firemen in summer to give the children baths from fire hydrants so that they might keep cool.”
"Coal miners display bombs dropped by the govt of United States on its own citizens during the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed uprising in the US after the Civil War. "For five days in 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted an army of 30,000 police and strikebreakers backed by coal operators... The battle ended after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the United States Army intervened by presidential order.""