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Got 15 Minutes to Spare this New Year’s Eve? Then Why Not Save a Piece of History?

The Library of Congress needs YOUR help to transcribe over 28,000 thousand letters sent to President Abraham Lincoln by the end of TONIGHT. Why not take a moment today to help them reach their goal? ~*~ ~*~ On October 28th, 2018, … Continue reading

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Convicts in the Kitchen: Rural Jails in 1920s and 1930s America

~*~ Hello dear readers! Today, as a quick aside, I thought you all might enjoy this nifty true crime post which I ran across recently on one of my Facebook groups about 1920s history. This one comes from the folks … Continue reading

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A Word of Explanation

Hello again, dear readers! 🙂 I’d like to apologize for my unexpected disappearance from the blogosphere for the past couple of months. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and what became a week of being unable to find time to … Continue reading

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New Roaring Twenties TV Shows Coming Out in 2018

I don’t know about you folks, but I’m a sucker for period dramas. If there’s a lavish set, gorgeous costumes, and tons of tiny historical details, I’m there with bells on—and that goes double for anything set during the Roaring … Continue reading

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Ring in the New Year With Some “Dry” Prohibition Drinks

Want to ring in the New Year with an unusual 1920s twist? Why not try a Prohibition cocktail…without any alcohol? ~*~ DRINKS  THAT  “CHEER  BUT  DON’T  INEBRIATE”:  NEW  YEAR’S  MOCK-TAILS While New Year’s Eve in the Roaring Twenties tends to … Continue reading

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“Books for Every One”: A Christmas Gift Guide from 1928

  Scrambling for a last minute Christmas gift? Why not try a book recommendation from 1928? What do you think was the most popular Christmas gift in 1928? If you said “a book,” you’d be right! 🙂 Books were extremely … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: A Series of Links For You All

  Hello again, everyone! I’m about to go on vacation—again—so here’s a set of interesting cocktail-themed links for you to enjoy this week. Bottoms up! 😉 ~*~ Taste a blast from the past with Nicholson Gin, an ingredient which is called … Continue reading

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Dance ‘Til You Drop: New Vintage Photos of Grueling Dance Marathons Are Sad, Funny, and Everything In Between

Could you dance for 1,437 hours straight? This couple did—and they weren’t the only ones! Starting in 1923 and lasting throughout the Great Depression, dance marathons were a major form of popular entertainment in America, with couples dancing weeks and … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? 1920s Baby Names for Girls Rising in Popularity…Again!

  Ever met a Fern, an Opal, or a Zelda? Well, according to sites like cafemom, that might change this year. Roaring Twenties names for girls are back in vogue this year, and why not? There are tons of awesome … Continue reading

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What Job Would You Have in Britain During the 1920s?

If you worked in Britain during the 1920s, what kind of job would you have? A fun infographic from the UK’s OnStride Financial blog  attempts to answer this question, using a cheerful, colorful flow chart. Sadly, none of them coincide with Downton Abbey—but they’re … Continue reading

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