The 1920s era was a fascinating period in history

The era was characterized by rapid changes in all aspects of life that resulted in boom times, only to be followed at the end of the decade by an equally big bust.

Prohibition caused a change in the American psyche that was unforeseen by those who sought to minimize the effects of alcohol consumption. Eventually the problems became so great that politicians had to repeal the law. Find out what happened in between and why prohibition turned out to be a bad idea.

New technology and manufacturing methods meant that labor saving devices were readily available at affordable prices.

Cars saw annual increases in specifications and safety while also experiencing decreasing prices as automobile manufacturers led by Henry Ford revolutionized the business.

Better wages and the availability of credit created boom times for retailers and fired the sharemarket to dizzy heights.

Posted June 11, 2015

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Blue Law

BLUE LAW ADVOCATES ACTIVE IN SPOTS Test Cases on Sunday Closing Being Forced; Book and Film Censorship Agitated; New Jersey Situation Troublesome SUNDAY closing and other Blue Laws continued to be agitated in several communities this week. A Southern exhibitor is making a test ease based on the ...

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Movie Palaces

The upmarket movie theaters of the 1920s were referred to as movie palaces due to the high standard of construction and fittings. A typical example of these movie palaces was the Capitol Theatre of Niagra Falls which is described below. You can read about ...

 

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Social Dancing in Boston in 1924

THE modern social dance is of distinctly recent growth. It is as yet in an embryonic state. Eventually it will yield to one or the other of the two forces that have molded and controlled ...

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College Exams Abolished 1921

ABOLISHING COLLEGE EXAMS A NEW TERROR may await the fearsome student instead of the bed of roses that the removal of the examination test promises. Just what the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania may propose as a substitute for the "mid-years" and "finals" that ...

 

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Correct Colors for Certain Blondes and Brunettes Part 3

Titian and Auburn Hair Types Part 3 of a 1927 magazine article on choosing fashion colors to suit your hair color and personality THERE are four distinct groups in this class. First, the Titian blonde. The true Titian blonde has flaming red hair that is vivid enough not to ...

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Free Biscuit Recipes from 1924

PINWHEEL BISCUIT RECIPE To create variety, a baking-powder biscuit mixture may be made into pinwheel biscuits, a kind of hot bread that is always pleasing to children. Such biscuits, which are illustrated in Fig. 14, differ from cinnamon rolls only in the leavening agent used, cinnamon rolls ...

 

Posted July 28, 2014

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Rabbit Cooking Recipes from 1918

Rabbits may have been a problem in the U.S. and Australia in the first half of the 20th century, but they also provided an important food source for poorer families. These article from the Ladies Home Journal offers lots of different recipes for cooking rabbits. JACK RABBITS ...

Posted July 27, 2014

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Duncan Phyfe Furnishings Part 3

ALL the modern furniture in the living room pictured has been chosen because of its distinct Duncan Phyfe characteristics, or else for its suitability for blending harmoniously with the modem renditions of this style. The sofa has real distinction, a swing and flare of line ennobled ...