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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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See the 1920s Come to Life in Gorgeous Color Videos

    When most people imagine the past, many think of it as colorless. And why not? Most photographs and film from those times is in black and white, especially films. But what if it didn’t have to be? Color has been a … 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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How to Make a REAL 1920s Halloween Costume…

Before mass-produced costumes entered the scene, Halloween costumes were a lot more…creative. Forced to make their own masks, dresses, and props–often using highly questionable crafting skills—adults and children across the nation created costumes that were creative, bizarre, and often a … 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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Bring on the Bubbly: Ring In The New Year, 1920s Style!

Here’s to champagne, the drink divine, That makes us forget our troubles; It’s made a dollar’s worth of wine, And three dollars’ worth of bubbles. —Toast from Harry Montague’s The Up-to-date Bartenders’ Guide: a Valuable Ready Reference Guide to the Art … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Roaring Twenties Christmas…

  Looking to add a dash of 1920s glamour to your holiday festivities? Then look no further than this list, which offers tips, tricks, tons of photos, and even a recipe or two to jazz up your Christmas—most of which … Continue reading

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The Many Nicknames of Al Capone

Chicago Tribune reporter James O’Donnell Bennett named Capone quite a lot of things in his 1929 article about Chicago’s chief gangster. As Bennett says, he “…is Alphonse Capone, alias Al Brown. He is also called, by those who wish to speak respectfully … Continue reading

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Victor Lustig’s Ten Commandments for Con Men

About a week ago I posted about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s attempt to turn “cocktail” into a verb. That list was from Shaun Usher’s wonderful book (and blog) Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience. Today, I … Continue reading

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