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Women In The Roaring Twenties
Transcript of Women In The Roaring Twenties
Who were flappers?
Hope, Sarah, and Christelle
What Was Their Role In Nightlife?
During the night flappers would go to speakeasies to dance, drink, smoke, and most importantly, show off their new style for women.
Why were they so criticized?
Flappers were criticized as prostitutes due to their outfits and actions that went against acceptable behavior during the early 1920's.
1920 Speakeasy Bar
Flappers were young women in the 1920's who wore short outfits, listened to jazz, and rebelled against what was acceptable behavior.
What important amendment related women was passed in this time period?
The 19th amendment, which prohibited state or federal sex-based restrictions on voting, was ratified on June 4, 1920.
What jobs did women hold in the 20's?
Women were journalist's, nurses, and factory workers.
Women of the early 20's...
Could not vote
were expected to be housewives.
worked only "feminine" jobs such as teaching & nursing.
Women of today can...
Library of Congress. "Suffrage Parade, Wash D.C." March, 1913. Located athttp://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001704188/ (accessed March 5, 2012).
Library of Congress. "Where there's smoke there's fire [192-?]." http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2009616115/ (accessed March 5, 2012). Library of http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/A_Day_in_the_Life_of_a_Wartime_Housewife-_Everyday_Life_in_London,_England,_1941_D2366.jpg
One, Two, Button Your Shoe By Billie Holiday
vote and have political power.
(Wendy Davis, Texas State Senate, District 10)
hold higher and "masculine" driven jobs. (Mary Barra : 1st female CEO of GM)
have a higher education. (Nola Ochs at 95, is the world's oldest college graduate.)
20's slip dress
Modern slip Dress (Emma Cook's 2006 fall collection).
20's shift dress
Modern one shoulder shift dress
20's sheath dress
Modern sheath dress (Charlie by Johanna Johnson)
Born in 1886 in San Francisco, California and died in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York in 1970.She was an American actress, dancer and flapper.In addition to being a performer, Romer founded her own dance school.
A speakeasy is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Speakeasies were born during prohibition.
Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress.Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937.
Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote and to stand for electoral office.
(September 3, 1920 — January 3, 1966) She was an American reporter and war correspondent. Higgins covered World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam,
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John Player's Advertising Company factory floor.