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That time when hem lengths were measured from the floor…

When hems started going up in the 1910s, they were measured according to how far off the ground they were, which this picture of the committee of the British Columbia Electric Social Club Dance from April 1, 1921 illustrates exceptionally … Continue reading

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Bathers, bathhouses, and the law in 1921…

Part of a July 25,¬†1921 New York Times newspaper came in with a recent donation¬†and in it was this interesting snippet: “Fully 500,000, according to police estimates, visited Cony Island yesterday, and of this number probably 150,000 took to the … Continue reading

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