The optimism of the 1920s is expressed in the dramatic growth of new office buildings in major urban centers, creating the distinctive skyline of cities such as New York.
In 1923, Nevada and Montana become the first American states to introduce old-age pensions.
Capital investments in office equipment manufacturing grow to 450 million dollars from fifty million at the turn of the century.
The crash of the stock market in 1929 signals the end of an era, as offices make the final and irreversible transition from mechanized tools to modern electrical equipment.
This material was generously provided by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
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