So goes the saying that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In that spirit, what better way to embark on a new decade than by looking back. The 1920s were a period of incredible highs and lows, marked by major societal changes and the catastrophic crash of the stock market in 1929. As we begin the 2020s, let’s look back on what made the 1920s such a remarkable decade, and one worth learning from. Here are eight trends from the 1920s to inspire the 2020s.
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Russell Patterson (1893-1977), Where there's smoke there's fire, c. 1925. wikimedia commons library of congress
Carter and King Jazzing Orchestra in 1921, Houston, Texas. wikimedia commons
Joseph Stella, Brooklyn Bridge, 1919–1920. wikimedia commons Yale University Art Gallery
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