The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, ultimately leading to the Great Depression.
Browse some photographs from “the age of permanent prosperity.”
By the turn of the 18th century, the British have taken over the colony and dismantled the barrier, turning it into a paved lane called Wall Street.
Was optimism to blame? Historian Robert Sobel and Economist John Kenneth Galbraith share their experiences.