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November 10, 2022

40 Found Photos Show What Life Looked Like in the 1920s

The Roaring Twenties was a period in American history of dramatic social, economic and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. Many Americans owned cars, radios, and telephones for the first time. The cars brought the need for good roads. The radio brought the world closer to home. The telephone connected families and friends.

Women shortened, or “bobbed,” their hair, flappers danced and wore short fancy dresses, and men shaved off their beards. Many Americans, however, were uncomfortable with this racy urban lifestyle, and the decade of Prohibition brought more conflict than celebration. But for some, the Jazz Age of the 1920s roared loud and long, until the excesses of the Roaring Twenties came crashing down as the economy tanked at the decade’s end.

These vintage photos were found by daves_archive1 that show what life looked like during the 1920s.












































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