by Ian Wilson
As seen in the poster below many heroes of the time were used to sell products. In this example Babe Ruth is used to sponsor coca cola.
The 18th amendment of the constitution was the outlawing of selling or drinking alcohol. This lead to the formation of organized crime groups like the one led by Al Capone (pictured below). These gangsters would smuggle any kind of booze they could get a hold of and sell it on the black market for good money.
The Ford assembly line
During the 1920's Henry Ford created the first moving assembly line for his Model Ts, the first reliable cars. This in turn increased the rate at witch the cars could be made, making the Model T the automobile for the common man
The 1920's was also known as the jazz age. This form of music was the main style of many African Americans, such as Duke Ellington (seen below). It may not seem so crazy today but back then there was truly nothing like it.
Gary Cooper (below), was a big actor in the twenties. His real name was Frank Cooper but his agent persuaded him to change his name to "Gary". Gary's first film was "The Winning of Barbara Worth" in 1926 and his acting career ended with "Friendly Persuasion" in 1956
In the 1920's Model Ts were the car for the common man. As seen below pretty much everyone owned a car at this time.