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The “New Woman” Series Strikes Again: The Flapper Bob

  Remember my friend Sarah’s series on The New Woman that I posted about earlier here and here? Well, Sarah came out with another post yesterday in this series that was too hard to pass up. If you’re wondering, it was … Continue reading

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No Parades And Snake Whiskey: St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago During the 1920s

On March 12th, 2016, Chicago held it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which included turning the Chicago River a cheery shade of green. This longstanding Chicago tradition started in 1962, thanks to a city plumber who discovered that a dye … 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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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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Looking for a “New” Woman? Try this Blog Post Series!

Interested in woman’s changing roles during the 1920s? Then check out my friend Sarah’s series on the “New Woman” over at her blog, The Old Shelter. Her first post in her new series describes the rise of the “New Woman” … Continue reading

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“Our Plastered Friends”: advice for dealing with drunks from No Nice Girl Swears (1933)

A few weeks ago I came across an interesting book title in an old bibliography: No Nice Girl Swears, by Alice-Leone Moats. I figured with a title like that, it had to be good—and I wasn’t disappointed! It turns out … Continue reading

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Miss Innocent and Johnny Hopeful: Five Steps to Snagging a Husband in 1922

Contrary to popular imagination, not every young woman was an independent-minded flapper in the 1920s. Most still longed for the same thing their mothers and grandmothers did decades before: marriage. To help them reach their dream, a publisher called Psychology … Continue reading

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