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Technological Photo Album- The 20s
Transcript of Technological Photo Album- The 20s
“She was feeling the pressure of the world outside and she wanted to see him and feel his presence beside her and be reassured that she was doing the right thing after all.”
“They were smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence about them, and so casual about their looks and clothes and manners as to be almost slapdash."
"...moving her hands like Frisco, dances out alone on the canvas platform."
"A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”
“Well-lit streets discourage sin, but don't overdo it.”
“When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V-8 motor, he chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine."
"The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine-block in one piece.
Ford replied,'Produce it anyway.' "
"The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation."
"..She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents.."
"It may be that to run the risk of typhoid by drinking water contaminated by filth; but to-day in America pure water may be had in abundance."
"Once obsolete, an automobile is thrown to the scrap heap. Once here and gone, the human life has likewise served its purpose."
"Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest...."
“The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.”
Group of women hang out in front of the cinema
"You're an athlete…Once you make that team, you're a basketball player"
Babe Ruth, mere seconds after batting.
"Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind."
Paavo Nurmi winning his race in the 800 meter.
Team poses after winning championship.
Suzanna Rachel Leglen serves the winning shot.
"I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence."
Four friends dancing in a Jazz Club.
Car from the 20's setting in front of the Capitol.
Husband and wife getting ready to leave for a party.
Two friends hanging out at the beach.
Newsletter about the Prohibition.
People lining up outside in the city for a huge event.
A newsletter warning about alcohol poisoning.
Journalists prepare to take pictures for the newspaper.
Gangster in the 1920s
"Klipspringer plays the piano," said Gatsby cutting him off. "Don't you, Ewing, old sport?"
Ewing plays piano for Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick.
"The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names."
“The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”
― Virginia Woolf
“Christmas ought to be brought up to date,” Maria said. “It ought to have gangsters, and aeroplanes and a lot of automatic pistols.”
Automobile parked outside Gatsby's mansion.
Modern-dressed woman in the 20's.
flapper in the 1920s
Trio gets ready to perform a song.
“You will never know what the meaning of Jazz is if ask what it means.”
― Louis Armstrong
Cars lined up along the sidewalk in the city.
"...the notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoked cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
People dancing weird at a Jazz Club in the 1920's.
"This is a valley of ashes--a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens.."
Long Island, New York
People socializing at a party in the 1920s
These men are wearing the casual, laid back look that swept men's fashion during the 1920s.
"...then come to splendid definition through the tests to which a street like Broadway puts a young man on the make: tests designed to refine a breed, enforce a code, exclude all simps and gumps, and deliver into the city's life a man worthy of functioning in this age of nocturnal supremacy."
"The city scene from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world."