Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fads of the 1920s

It's Camp time again -- Camp NaNoWriMo, that is.  I'm doing something a little different for Camp this time, though.  Instead of working on a novel, or even trying to finish past projects as I've done before (e.g., my failed attempt at April's Camp NaNoWriMo), I'm going to blog every day.  I have quite a few blogs and I've been slipping on all of them, so my goal will be to write a couple of blog posts a day for all of July.

Which brings me to an article about the 1920s that I've been meaning to blog about for a couple weeks:

4 Forgotten Fads Of The Past

The article isn't strictly about the 1920s, but as the 1920s was a decade that saw a lot of fads, several of the ones on this list occurred during the 1920s.  I can totally see the party people of the 20s playing Battle Ball, can't you?  And I would love to see pictures of the glamorous back paintings of the 1920s.

It's the engraved divorce cards that surprised me.  They started much earlier, in the 1890s by this account, but I'll bet they really picked up speed in the 1920s, with women's independence and practice marriages and all the other things that were changing culturally during that period of time.  And considering certain aspects of my own life right now, I'm particularly delighted by this concept.

In any case, if the month of blogging is going well (which it is so far, despite my late start), I may revise my goals and add some work on my unfinished projects to the list.  I would like to get back to Ruby Ransome this year, and first I want to finish up some of my other, more recent projects.

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