By: Taylor Drummond


Bottled Coca-Cola

In the early 1900's bottle caps were beginning to surface, and bottle caps were adopted by Coca-Cola, so that it could be available in grocers and saloons. The bottles that they designed were called the contour bottle and the hobbleskirt bottle. The unique qualities of the bottle still remain on the plastic bottles of today.

Fashion of the early 1900s

The "Beautiful Era" was starting to lean more towards simplicity in fashion, although details were still elaborate, fussy trimmings and unnatural lines were being abandoned.

Automobiles of the early 1900s

Two brothers, Charles E. and James F Duryea were the first to manufacture and market a successful gasoline-powered automobile. The first cars were produced in the late 19th century and the industry quickly skyrocketed due to widespread interest. Henry Ford entered the American automotive scene in 1903 after two failed attempts, and revolutionized the market in 1908 with his Model T.

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19th Amendment passed giving women the right to vote

Women before this time were looked upon as a house utility, and it wasn't until 1848 that the movement for women's rights launched on a national level with a convention in Seneca Falls, New York organized by abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.
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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

Educational Background

Wilder graduated from Berkeley High school in 1915, then After attending Oberlin College for 2 years, he transferred to Yale where he received his BA in 1920.


In addition to being a playwright and a novelist, Wilder was an accomplished essayist, translator, research scholar, teacher, lecturer, librettist, and screen write. During WWII he served in the Army Air force Intelligence. He loved acting in his own plays as well.

Wilder's Awards

He was awarded the Legion of Merit Bronze Star, the Legion d’honneur and the Order of the British Empire in the military during WWII.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Fiction

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

National Book Award for Fiction

American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction

Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival