Guided Primary Source Analysis: Astor Theatre – The Great Ziegfeld

Astor Theatre - The Great Ziegfeld

Where do you think this photograph was taken? Zoom into the photo and describe this place using details from the image to inform your description. (Save the link in the previous sentence to download the image to your computer which will allow you to zoom in with greater detail.)

Next, make a guess at what decade this photo is from and describe what you think life was like at this time.

Review the bibliographic record for this primary source. Then do some research and find out what this place looks like now. Compare and contrast the historic scene with a scene you would find there today.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!