New York City and the Transatlantic Imagination : French and English Tourism and the Spectacle of the Modern Metropolis, 1893-1939. / Gilbert, David; Hancock, Claire.

In: Journal of Urban History, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.11.2006, p. 77-107.

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New York City and the Transatlantic Imagination : French and English Tourism and the Spectacle of the Modern Metropolis, 1893-1939. / Gilbert, David; Hancock, Claire.

In: Journal of Urban History, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.11.2006, p. 77-107.

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