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American Culture through Fashion and People during 1910-1920

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Glynnis Bateman

on 28 September 2012

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Transcript of American Culture through Fashion and People during 1910-1920

Fads and Fashion for women women wanted more comfort lots of pockets Hemlines inched up (to show ankles :o) push was for a corset that was more supportive
of the spine and abdomen women wanted lighter clothes that had less padding; wanted a more natural form ( show more of curves & hips) Most popular fashion fashionable silhouette became much more lithe Simple felt hats, turbans, and clouds of tulle replaced the styles of headgear popular in the 1900s." the hobble skirt brought out more curves silk was very expensive but also very popular HIGH CLASS FASHION dresses had allot of different patterns and designs and more sequence OBNOXIOUSLY SIZED HATS the brassiere was used to flatten women's figure a flapper (a head band on the forehead) that had a feather in the front with a powdered face The silhouette softened into the S-shaped curve with softer shoulders, less restrictive corsets LOWER CLASS FASHION basic patterns plain material shoes weren't very expensive hats weren't as expensive very simple and not over done FASHION TRENDS FOR MEN Men moved towards more conservative but more novelty like to the younger society conservative dressers would wear sack coats 30inches long that formed natural height and lines ultra dresser(men who wore over the top clothing) wore shapelier and snappier coats;close fitting and flared out at the hips and made shoulders look wider than usual, wider chest...ultimately the body had a more athletic look fancy cuffs and pockets pocket watches hair was worn short and wider mustaches were curled Different attire for different occasions day dress:
more comfortable and casual. very casual and a more laid back look this type of dress is more for day weddings, afternoon calls, and reception matinees morning and business dress:
more presentable and professional; Comfortable but still respectable looking this type of dress is usual for general wear during business hours outing dress:
look for going on a stroll in the park or meeting friends and family; comfortable yet presentable this type of dress was also used for motoring golf and other outings IMPORTANT PEOPLE President Woodrow Wilson Jeannette Rankin Jeannette Rankin First woman elected into congress from the western democracy. Wanted to focus alot on helping women in the slums of New York, San Francisco, and Washington She focused allot on women suffrage Rankin was apart of the suffrage movement, but many people opposed it Even though women werent allowed to vote, Rankin wanted to get her point across so she ran for congress...and surprisingly won She was one of 56 representatives that voted against WW1 After the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified Kelton became a more active member of the Franklin County league of women voters Belle Coit Kelton Advocate for women's rights Helped manage a suffragist parade in Columbus After the suffragist parade it took Columbus 8 years to allow women to vote Her and her mother fought side by side for women in Columbus to be able to vote Woodrow Wilson "personal representative of the people" In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy." democrats persuaded him to run for governor of New Jersey and asserted his independence and conservatives which he later on pursued as governor He was nominated for President at the 1912 Democratic Convention and campaigned on a program called the New Freedom, which stressed individualism and states' rights Put through Congress 3 major pieces of legislation:
1.lower tariff- Underwood Act
2.prohibited child labor
3.limit railroad workers to an 8 hour day Asked Congress to declare war on Germany Elected in 1912 and re-elected in 1916 Presented to the senate the Versailles Treaty containing the Covenant of the League of Nations and the end of WW1 FASHION AND PEOPLE DURING 1910 THROUGH 1919
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