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Month: January 2017

Rosie The Riveter | Cultural Icon

Rosie The Riveter | Cultural Icon

Who is Rosie the Riveter? When the World War II began in 1939 the majority of the male workforce entered the armed forces to fight for our country. This left a gaping hole in the American workforce that needed to be filled by someone. Unfortunately, for many women at the time entering the workforce was something to be ashamed of. If a woman was working it meant that she was not taking care of her family. Additionally, because people assumed…

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American Homes in the 1950’s

American Homes in the 1950’s

A roofing company in Jupiter, FL enlightened us to pre-fabricated houses built in that era. Following World War II there was a huge market for single family homes. After the Great Depression in the 1930’s and the war during the 1940’s, people were desperate for traditional family values and a normal life. Because of this, the 1950’s saw a massive resurgence of the housing market. Because of this, the style of homes in the 1950’s really expanded. Houses needed to…

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Fashion Style in the US During the 1950’s

Fashion Style in the US During the 1950’s

American fashion style in the US during the 1950’s was influenced by many social, cultural and economic factors. Unlike the period during the Second World War when there was rationing and limited access to fabric, different types of fabric in large quantities were available during the fifties allowing new fashion to bloom during this decade. The 1950’s was the beginning of one of the biggest economic booms in the United States. A lot of men were able to secure employment…

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Fashion After the Great Depression | Stepping Into the 1940’s

Fashion After the Great Depression | Stepping Into the 1940’s

When thinking of fashion from different decades, some are easy to described. The 1920s had the flapper dress, the 1970s had bell-bottoms, etc. The 1940’s are not as easy to pinpoint. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, fashion was not a priority. When World War II started and the economy began to pick up, however, fashion was once again revived. American fashion style in the 1940’s was very glamorous, but also comfortable. Women began wearing tailored suit like jackets…

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1920’s Fashion in America | A Vintage Look at the 1920’s

1920’s Fashion in America | A Vintage Look at the 1920’s

The 1920’s fashion trends have been featured in many articles, photographs and print so as to give us a picture of how our great ancestors trended in their own cool way. However, today many fashion houses have tried to bring the vintage style back and have been greatly appreciated by fashion experts. On a lighter note, after the World War 1, the fashion world changed. Some high end upscale textiles were now affordable, and made it possible for trendy fashionable…

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