great quote. I had never thought of this, but we directly associate past generations with what they build.
Egyptians- Pyramids, epic tombs
Romans- Colosseum, Forum, Ampitheaters
Renaissance- The unique architecture, Majestic Ships of the Line
When I think of the 20s, I think of the art deco structures.
Now when you get to more recent history it is a mix. Since you have film and know people still living from those eras.