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Tomorrow at 1pm:

Quo Vas Is?: The Impact of German Immigration on 19th Century American Popular Culture.”

In sheer numbers, Germans were one of the largest American immigrant groups during the 19th century, second only to the Irish. With the coming of World War I, the German American community sought to assimilate; since then German influence on popular culture has been muted, subtle, and nearly invisible. But during the 19th century, it was a force to be reckoned with.
In this presentation to the New York Nineteenth Century Society, author/ journalist/ performer Trav S.D. (“No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous”) will unearth some of that forgotten history, outlining the many ways Germans shaped (and were shaped by) American popular culture in the realms of music, theatre, and comedy, with effects that still reverberate today.
Saturday, January 26th at 1:00pm at the Greater Astoria Historical Society,
Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor

Long Island City, NY
718-278-0700 | info@astorialic.org
Program presented with the Greater Astoria Historical Society. (http://astorialic.org/index.php)
Supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.

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