Map Lets People Listen In On New York In The ’20s

Map Lets People Listen In On New York In The ’20s

Interactive sound map proves that the Roaring Twenties did indeed roar.

Kristen Nozell
  • 29 october 2013

The Roaring ‘Twenties‘ is an online interactive database that allows users to explore the soundscape of that noisy decade through documented noise complaints and newsreels. Project creator Emily Thompson, a historian at Princeton University, explains that the map allows users to ‘listen in on the past’ via historic sound recordings, which are becoming increasingly available online.

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