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>Pop Quiz!  -about our common sense of Main Street’s visual vocabulary and why we need to investigate how it happened.

>The Perfect Norman Rockwell Character:  Main Street – about the one “widescreen” painting Norman Rockwell did of a small town:  Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.

>No. 53 on Main Street -about the (mass) production of cigar store Indians and other public art that lives on Main Street

>Reality Check:  Main Street was not Made on Main Street -about the mass-produced metal storefront industry

>Tracking Down the Goods Sold on Main Street USA -about research for the chapters that will examine how Main Street functioned as a center for ‘local’ goods and services

>“Occupying” Main Street in the Jim Crow South -one story about how black Americans accessed the goods and services of Main Street during its boom period and Jim Crow (circa 1900)

Constructing Main Street was no simple feat and many inventions developed to support it.  Seen here is Christman's Brick Elevator, published in Scientific American, Nov. 24, 1860.

Constructing Main Street was no simple feat and many inventions developed to support it. Seen here is Christman’s Brick Elevator, published in Scientific American, Nov. 24, 1860.

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