From Fun to Work
Riches to Rags
In the 1920's many people were living the dream. Home life in the 1920's was very easy for women; there was money and free time. They had more dresses than ever before; also they were able to buy them at a store. However, once the crash hit life became harder; everyone struggled to make ends meet. Women were often forced to pick up extra things to do around the house. They started to sew their clothes, bake bread and can fruits and veggies. Stockbrokers were the wealthiest group leading up to the crash. They were the ones with the nice houses, fast and expensive cars, and the best "life" of the era. The crash hit them hardest. These stockbrokers were selling everything they could just to survive. Many had to move to Hoovervilles and rely on the goodness of others to give food to them.
Women use Movies to Escape
Drop of Class in a Flash
Leisure in the 1920's was more fast, fun and club based. Women called themselves "Flappers" and would listen to music, dance, and flirt with men. They also wore short dresses. Once the stock market crashed, though, women could not afford a night out at the club. They settled for a night at the movies to escape the harsh realities of the outside world. Stockbrokers were the life of the party in the 1920’s. They would usually have a beautiful woman to dance with and arrive in a very nice, fast and expensive car. But along with the stock market their lifestyle crashed and it became impossible to keep the party going. They could not afford any of the previous luxuries; instead of waiting in line for drinks they were waiting in line for food.