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Charleston, Illinois


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What can you learn about fashions of the 1920s through this picture and the questions below?


  1. What are these young ladies wearing? 
  2. What accessories have been chosen to complete their outfits? 
  3. How is their hair styled?  Does it differ from popular styles today? 
  4. Twenty years prior to this picture being taken, most would have thought these outfits to be scandalous. What parts do you think would have been criticized? 
  5. What would these ladies think of what you're wearing?




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