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  1920s Flapper Fashion History. C20th Costume History for Women in the 1920's
The 1920s saw a universal fashion for short hair a more radical move beyond the curtain styles of the war era.
Today compacts from the 1920s are sought after by collectors.
Coats of the 1920s were mostly long until 1926.
www.fashion-era.com /flapper_fashion_1920s.htm   (2412 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1920s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the "Jazz Age" or the "Roaring Twenties," usually applied to America.
The three decades are regarded as periods of economic prosperity, which lasted throughout almost the entire decade following a tremendous event that occurred in the previous decade (World War I and Spanish flu in the 1910s, World War II in the 1940s, and the end of the Cold War in the late 1980s).
The 1920s also experienced the rise of the far-right in Europe and elsewhere, starting with Fascism in the world as an antidote to Communism.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1920s   (7786 words)

  
  1920s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the "Jazz Age" or the "Roaring Twenties," usually applied to America.
The three decades are regarded as periods of economic prosperity, which lasted throughout almost the entire decade following a tremendous event that occurred in the previous decade (World War I and Spanish flu in the 1910s, World War II in the 1940s, and the end of the Cold War in the late 1980s).
The 1920s also experienced the rise of the far-right in Europe and elsewhere, starting with Fascism in the world as an antidote to Communism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1920s   (916 words)

  
 The Great Gatsby, 1920s, Trends
Some of the most exciting and memorable elements of the 1920s in America are the trends.
One memorable dance developed in the 1920s was the Charleston.
Further, some of the most famous people of the 1920s were flappers.
www.lessonplanspage.com /more/LASSGG4Trends912.html   (87 words)

  
 The Authentic History Center:
This temporary music section is intended to give the listener a taste for the flavor of 1920s music, with a few historical songs thrown in as well.
New sections that will focus more on the connection between 1920s music and history are planned for the future.
Fashion for women in the 1920s reflected the changing social mores of the time, particularly for urban women.
www.authentichistory.com /1920s.html   (199 words)

  
 H102 Lecture 15: The Politics of Prosperity: The 1920s
The decade of the 1920s, or as it was called by its contemporaries, "The New Era," was marked by prosperity and new opportunity in the aftermath of World War I. The war began in Europe in 1914, and the United States entered the fray in 1917.
Elected to the Presidency in the 1920s, Harding urged a "return to normalcy." The policies of his administration were generally conservative, especially regarding taxes, tariffs, immigration restriction, labor rights, and business regulation.
By the late 1920s, there was one automobile for every five Americans, allowing, theoretically, for every person in the United States to be on the road at the same time.
us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/lectures/lecture15.html   (2154 words)

  
 boys' clothes in the 1920s
The 1920s were a time of experimentation, as the suit silhouette turned to the natural-shoulder look, and the first sports jacket--the Norfolk, modeled after the hunting suit worn by the Duke of Norfolk in the early 18th century--was produced.
The knitting fever of the war years carried over into civilian life of the 1920s but in soft yarns of lovely colors, in sweaters and caps.
Availability of servants decreased in the 1920s as immigration was restricted and more women entered the work force.
histclo.com /chron/c1920.html   (1923 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
At one time historians commonly described the 1920s as a decade of sterility, in which little happened except the economic excesses (symbolized by the great bull market on Wall Street) that brought on the 1929 crash and the ensuing Great Depression.
During the 1920s the Klan was as intensely active in Texas politics on the state level as it was on the local.
On the national scene in the 1920s, Texas was a pivotal state in the transitional struggle between the prohibitionist, native-stock, Protestant Southern and western wing of the Democratic party
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/TT/npt1.html   (6314 words)

  
 The "Roaring Twenties".
American industry had expanded during the Great War, making weapons, uniforms, equipment etc. This expansion continued after the war, helped by America's massive reserves of raw materials and by high tariffs (import duties on foreign goods).Tariffs made foreign goods dearer, so American goods were bought.
(By the end of the 1920s 100 million cinema tickets were sold each week.) Thousands of fl and white silent films were made in America in the 1920s, especially in Hollywood, which became the capital of the industry.
1920s sound and colour had been successfully added on a small scale.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /america/roaringtwenties.htm   (535 words)

  
 Film History of the 1920s
Most people are unaware that the greatest output of feature films in the US occurred in the 1920s and 1930s (averaging about 800 film releases in a year) - nowadays, it is remarkable when production exceeds 500 films in a year.
The basic patterns and foundations of the film industry (and its economic organization) were established in the 1920s.
She was boosted to Paramount Studios' super-stardom in the late 1920s by more publicity campaigns, fan magazine glamorization, and rumor-spreading.
www.filmsite.org /20sintro.html   (2357 words)

  
 1920s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This is one of the few histories of the Klan that clearly documents the fact that there have been not one, but two Klu Klux Klans.
The opening sentence "One of the big issues that exercised the minds and consciences of architects and social commentators between the two world wars was the future of domestic architecture" sets the tone for the book that follows.
Jazz Poetry : From the 1920s to the Present (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance)
www.freeglossary.com /1920s   (569 words)

  
 Highlights from the 1920s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The 1920's were a time of change and rebirth.
This decade was known as the Roaring 20's and the Jazz Age.
1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/century/1920s.htm   (390 words)

  
 1920s JAZZ, BLUES, RADIO
Bessie Smith was the greatest and most influential classic blues singer of the 1920s.
In the early 1920s, Louis Armstrong joined King Oliver in Chicago--playing solos with Fletcher Henderson at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and making jazz history with the Hot Five.
Sippie Wallace was born in Texas and carried with her a tradition of Texas-styled blues that emphasized risque` lyrics and rough-cut, rural vocal phrasing rather than the sophisticated accents of the era's more cosmopolitan blues singers.
www.southernmusic.net /1920.htm   (565 words)

  
 1920s
"Education in the 1920s: Overview." DISCovering U.S. History.
"Farms and Farmers in the 1920s." DISCovering U.S. History.
"Labor and Unions in the 1920s." DISCovering U.S. History.
cms.westport.k12.ct.us /cmslmc/Grade7/decades/1920s.htm   (367 words)

  
 american 1920s history
Chicago's bloody history during the Jazz Age, is a testimony to the failure of prohibition laws introduced in 1919.
The St. Valentine's Day massacre is not noteworthy for its uniqueness of gangland murder, for these syndicate 'hits' were common throughout the 1920s, especially in Chicago.
What makes the murders so special on this occasion was the effect it had on the entire Unites States public, and the outrage that followed emphatically pronounced that something had to be done." A good overview of the event and the times.
www.archaeolink.com /american_1920s_history.htm   (734 words)

  
 1920s
Downsizing and hidden unemployment - "Disregarded in the [1920's] hullabaloo of limitless prosperity were two million citizens out of work...." (From p.
In the 1920s the Federal Reserve had little precedent for setting margin requirements to head of a stock bubble.
In the 1920s, it was Prohibition, i.e., a war on alcohol, legislated by a 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
www.timesizing.com /1920s.htm   (2990 words)

  
 Education World ® : Lesson Planning: Celebrate the Century: Search the Web for U.S. History of the 1920s
By the end of the 1920s, radio had become a national obsession.
Created in the United States, jazz was spread by radio and recordings in the 1920s.
The flapper was a "modern" girl in the 1920s.
www.education-world.com /a_lesson/lesson128.shtml   (1258 words)

  
 AntiqueDress.com - 1850-1920s
Slightly smaller than the Edwardian and 1920s gigantic fans, this size is great for you more petite gals who would be overwhelmed by the others (I know...
It's original to the 1920s - no question - but it's too short as is to have been the entire dress.
One of the few dresses from this fabulously rare collection of 1920s flapper dresses that is not beaded on cotton netting.
www.antiquedress.com /gallery.htm   (8502 words)

  
 Chicago ''L''.org: Advertisements - 1920s Transit Posters
During the 1920s, the Chicago Rapid Transit Company commissioned the city's finest graphic artists to produce advertising posters that encouraged Chicagoans to use rapid transit for more than commuting to work.
The images produced beckoned Chicagoans to the city's parks, museums and other urban spots, as well as to more bucolic destinations beyond the city limits.
By the 1920s, the German Building, originally the German pavilion at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, was a popular Jackson Park restaurant.
www.chicago-l.org /ads/1920sPosters/index.html   (1018 words)

  
 WWW-VL: History: United States History: USA 1920-1929 | 1920s history, 20's, Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, Great ...
Prohibition, 1920-1933 [from The Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s]
Opposition [from The Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s]
The Scopes Trial [from The Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s]
vlib.iue.it /history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1920s.html   (491 words)

  
 1920s Jazz
By the early 1920s jazz was ready to take...
during the 1920s, jazz shifted from being a...
The 1920's timeline is a comprehensive overveiw of the post Great War, pre depression era.
www.allaboutjazz.com /music_directory/1920s_jazz.php   (294 words)

  
 index.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The 1920s witnessed the coming of the "Second Wave" of immigrants to the United States.
These immigrants differed from the "First Wave" of European immigrants to the United States in that the majority of them were from Southern or Eastern Europe, whereas in the past the majority had been from Western European nations such as Great Britain, France, and Germany.
The immigrants came to the U.S. seeking better economic opportunities for their families, but very often they came across strong feelings of prejudice and nativism from the Americans.
www.msu.edu /course/mc/112/1920s/Immigration/index.html   (153 words)

  
 American Cultural History - Decade 1920-1929
The Algonquin Round Table, also called THE ROUND TABLE, informal group of American literary men and women who met daily for lunch on weekdays at a large round table in the Algonquin Hotel in New York City during the 1920s and '30s.
Centered in Harlem, NY, and other urban areas during the 1920s, fl writers published more than ever before.
Harry Houdini was the great escape of the 1920s.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /decade20.html   (2945 words)

  
 The E Pluribus Unum Project
Eugenics in the Culture Wars of the 1920s:
393: Seminar on the Culture Wars of the 1920s, Fall 2001, Professor McClymer
The E Pluribus Unum Project is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
www.assumption.edu /ahc/1920s/default.html   (126 words)

  
 1920s
ACU Home > Centennial Home > Historic Moments > 1920s
In 1920, the school paid the Childers family $4,000 and formally changed its name to Abilene Christian College.
The next year, all salaries were cut in half.
www.acu.edu /centennial/history/1920s.html   (547 words)

  
 The Roaring Twenties - the approved fanlisting for the 1920s
The Roaring Twenties - the approved fanlisting for the 1920s
Approved by thefanlistings.org, this fanlisting for the era of the 1920s was adopted in July 2005 from the lovely Candice.
In case you didn't know, a fanlisting is a list of fans of a particular subject and the mission is to find out how many fans there are in the world or to become the largest fanlisting there is.
fan.500ml.org /1920s   (95 words)

  
 Illinois Trails History and Genealogy presents "The 1920s"
Illinois Trails History and Genealogy presents "The 1920s"
Probably one of the most dramatic decades in United States history, the 1920s had it all.
From Seneca Falls to the 1920s: an overview of the woman suffrage movement
www.usgennet.org /usa/il/state/alhn1920.html   (171 words)

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