Monthly Archives: January 2015

Let’s All Raise a…Brick? Wine-making During Prohibition

If you went to a grocery store or a pharmacy during Prohibition, you might see one of these sitting out on the display counter: And if you took it home and opened it up, it would look like this inside: What is … Continue reading

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New Online Resources Page!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to post that there’s a new “online resources” page added to the menu bar area. It’s where I’ll be adding links to online resources regarding 1920s history. There’s just a few links now, but I’ll add … Continue reading

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Al Capone’s Favorite Song

According to Jack Woodford, piano player to Chicago’s 1920s gangland, there was only one song that Al Capone ever really wanted to hear. It was the song he asked for when he first met Woodford playing piano at Colissimo’s, Big … Continue reading

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1920s Baby Names are Popular Again

According to, some baby names from the 1920s are becoming popular again! Click here to see 20 names from the 1920s which are coming back in vogue. Personally, I vote for more Beatrices in the world… 🙂

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