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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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Ring in the New Year With Some Fun (and occasionally bizarre) Vintage Postcards

    2016 has been a crazy year…so why not start off 2017 with some crazy vintage New Year’s postcards?! 😉 Holiday postcards were popular forms of greeting during the 1920s, and New Years was no exception. While Christmas has … Continue reading

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Some Sweet Links

Hello everyone! I’m still busy hacking away at my big project, but it’s in the final stretch…so here’s a pile of Roaring Twenties-themed links for you instead of a regular post. Enjoy! 😀 ~*~ Check Out Some Vintage Vogue Covers A … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: Chicago Politics Inspire Original Recipes on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

~*~ At the end of July 2016, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight blog started posting cocktail recipes—and not just any cocktail recipes. CHICAGO HISTORY cocktail recipes! 😀 What does that mean? Well, it turns out that each post in this Chicago Tonight series pairs a notable Chicago … Continue reading

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Check Out These Sweet Links!

Hey guys! I’m on vacation this week, so I thought I’d post a bunch of fun, interesting news links about various 1920s topics for your perusal instead. Thanks to the joy of Google Alerts, I often end up with links to interesting … Continue reading

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Resource Spotlight: The Stag Cookbook with Recipes from Chicago Mayor “Big Bill” Thompson, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Houdini, President Warren G. Harding, Chick Evans, and many more!

Today’s Spotlight Resource post features recipes “by men and for men”—but in this case, the contributors are a veritable who’s who of the 1920s. Famous film stars, scientists, sportsmen, politicians, explorers, and many more sent in recipes for this book. … Continue reading

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January 25th: Al Capone Died Today, 69 Years Ago

On January 25th, 1947, Al Capone died in his Miami Beach home surrounded by family and friends. Rather than getting gunned down in the street, as he had feared, he passed away from stroke complications—probably aided and abetted by an advanced … Continue reading

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