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Angus Trumble’s 1933 In Retrospect

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Esopus 12 (Spring 2009)
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Angus Trumble’s 1933 In Retrospect

By Angus Trumble

"April 2: TOSCANINI HEADS PROTEST TO HITLER / He and Ten Other Musicians of World Fame Ask End of Persecution of Colleagues / LIKELY TO QUIT BEYREUTH

April 6: BEER IS LEGAL AT MIDNIGHT; BREWERS TO BAN “CARNIVAL”; STATE REPEAL VOTE MAY 23

April 18: ROOSEVELT BACKS $144,000,000 SLASH IN ARMY’S BUDGET

April 28: ROOSEVELT RAIL BILL NEXT; ANTI-TRUST AND I. C. C. LAWS SET ASIDE IN DRIVE ON COSTS...."

Esopus chronologist Angus Trumble charts the (disconcertingly familiar) events of 1933 via newspaper headlines.

Angus Trumble is Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Formerly the Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, Trumble has written several books, including A Brief History of the Smile (Basic Books, 2004), and The Finger: A Handbook (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2010).