Sunday, March 9, 2014

Living in the 1920s

video via T.C.

A fascinating era. I also love the automobiles from that time. The 1920s are interesting because they fell between the teens (tens?) (WWI, the flu pandemic, lingering 19th century technology and culture) and the disaster of the 1930's (worldwide depression, rise of Fascism, prelude to WW2) and unleashed a cultural revolution and economic boom. As summarized by
For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society.” People from coast to coast bought the same goods (thanks to nationwide advertising and the spread of chain stores), listened to the same music, did the same dances and even used the same slang!-The Roaring Twenties

1920s Inventions

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