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What I Love About the 1920s

The 1920s was a truly inspiring period in American history. Artistic celebration was at its peak with the style, the spirit, and the people becoming symbols of that time.

Louie Armstrong

The depth of his voice and the music of his band cannot be matched. Louis Armstrong's life epitomizes the American success story.

Eyewear

Vintage inspired glasses from the 1920s are classy and unique. It was a time when artistic exploration was celebrated and individuals knew how to carry themselves.

Flappers

The slang word flapper, describing a young woman, is sometimes supposed to refer to a young bird flapping its wings while learning to fly.

Fedoras

The hat is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" in the front on both sides. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary.

Harlem Renaissance

Spanning the 1920s to the mid-1930s, the Harlem Renaissance was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that kindled a new black cultural identity.