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Decades: 1850s 1860s 1870s1880s1890s 1900s 1910s
Years: 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
A Summer Shower, by Charles Edward Perugini, 1888

The 1880s was a decade that began on January 1, 1880 and ended on December 31, 1889. They occurred at the core period of the Second Industrial Revolution. Most Western countries experienced a large economic boom, due to the mass production of railroads and other more convenient methods of travel. The modern city as well as the sky-scraper rose to prominence in this decade as well, contributing to the economic prosperity of the time. The 1880s were also part of the Gilded Age, which lasted from 1874 to 1907.

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