Flappers

Flappers the heroines of the Jazz Age came from a cartoon created by John Held Jr. The word “flapper” first came about in Great Britain after World War I. The typical flapper had short hair and shorts skirts, with pantyhose and powdered cheeks. Flappers were thought to offend the older men and woman because she defied the image of a feminine conduct. The flapper was very “modern” Usually the lady’s hair would be long, while a flapper’s hair would be bobbed. The dresses that they wore were short that showed there legs and arms. Flappers would smoke, drink, and danced the look that the flappers were going for is called “garconne” The waists of flappers were at the hipline. They wore rayon stockings. The hem of the skirts started to rise to the knee. The make-up consisted of rouge, powder, eyeliner, and lipstick. To get out of the “Gibson style” they began to smoke. Only men at that time smoked. At end of the “flapper period” the U.S. began to plunge into the depression.

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Flappers



The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age Was an era of change that would defiantly change the course of America's history. When you think of the 20s you think of Flappers and the change of woman society, but there is more to the era then that. Music was a high point of America, and that gave the people a new feeling to their age. Louie Armstrong is one of the most well known musicians of the time and the song that we all know that he wrote "Dream a little Dream of me" was a smash it. The blues, ragtime, and Jazz came from old African American community, and were often played in saloons and bars. Some Famous dance steps were called the Quick step, the Jive, Charleston, Black Bottom, Cubanola Glide and Tango Argentino. The Jazz era was a turn for our country and if this time period had never existed, we might not be who we are today.
The Jazz Age
The Jazz Age