Here are some photos by a German photographer named Arnold Genthe, who visited San Francisco at the turn of the (20th) century.
“Four Pigtail Kids” (circa 1896-1906):
“Merchant and Bodyguard” (circa 1896-1906):
“Street of the Gamblers (By Day)” (circa 1896-1906):
Rachel and Michael both asked the question of what cultural value is. Specifically, Rachel inquired, what is the relationship between cultural, aesthetic, moral and economic value? This is THE question with regard to the course, though it is not something that can be explained in a single post.
First: You will not be required specifically to discuss the matter of Cultural Value exhaustively on your midterm.
RSA Animate has a nice live-drawing clip based on a talk given by David Harvey on the Global Economic Crisis.
There’s also a clip on Educational Paradigms which is really worthwhile: