1920's

What was it like?

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Advertising at the time reflected the wealth of the nation.
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Flappers

Women began to wear dresses that were much shorter and sometimes showed their knees. A young modern woman who wore modern clothes, wore make-up, possibly had a job, and had "bobbed hair".
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Harlem Renaissance Art

Jacob Lawrence, is one the best-known African American painters. His Migration Series depicts the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North..

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Speakeasy

Speakeasy, is an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. Came into place in the United States during the Prohibition Era. During that time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States. Famous speakeasy was called 21 located in NYC and opened in 1922.
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Gangster

Al Capone, He was known for illegal gambling and prostitution. Capone’s biggest paychecks came from the sale of illegal liquor.

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Famous Movie Star


Rudolph Valentino, He arrived in America in 1913, and after working as a gardner in Central Park, became a dancer in a New York nightclub. He made his way to San Francisco with a touring troupe and then traveled to Los Angeles. Mae Murray, an old friend found him work.


Best known films:

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Camille (1921)

The Sheik (1921)

The Eagle (1925)

The Son of the Sheik (1925)

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