This is the page for general information about
the 1920s. Histories, Timelines, and other general references are found
and Media History Timeline: 1920s
When was it invented? Try this
timeline. Focus on communications technology, but includes references as
obscure as the spiral bound notebook (1924)
An excellent source! 20's
Timeline, People and Trends, A Remarkable Decade - maintained by Kevin
The Guns Silenced: The World After
WWI The United States: Political Leaders The United States: Labor, Socialism,
Immigration, Civil Disorder The United States: Economy The United States:
Scandals, Crimes and Trials The United States: Legislation, Prohibition,
Suffrage, Social Reform, etc. European Politics: Great Britain, France,
Germany, etc. Asia: Leaders
of 20th Century History
An excellent source! - maps
of many political economic and geographic divisions during the century.
Newcastle Brown Ale was first produced
in 1927. In the same year - Babe Ruth hit his 60th homer of the season
Mae West was jailed for her first play "Sex," Al Jolson starred in the
world's first talkie movie, Al Capone was at the height of his powers,
Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic, Henry Ford shut down the Model
Seattle Daily Times - Centennial Index
This Seattle paper ran or runs
a series of its own vintage articles. The stories and illustrations range
through the century, but many fall within the 1920s. Excellent picture
of Clara Bow.
A number of old feature news stories,
mostly from the era immediately before the 1920s.
A very useful site! HyperHistory
presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics,
lifelines, timelines, and maps. People/ Events/ History/ Maps
A selection of links much like
this one. Emphasis on Music and Gramaphone recording
The notes for a history class at
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, Texas. An interesting
collection of trivia and statistics.
A synopsis of the 20s by year.
Not deep, but very good for a general overview. Lots of colorful
Timeline of the 1920s
A "project" by a group that includes
an analytical essay, a timeline, and some famous events. Babe Ruth,
Black Sox Scandal, Charles Lindbergh, Ku Klux Klan, Leopold and Loeb, Lost
Generation, Moonshining, Prohibition, Sacco and Vanzetti, St. Valentine's
Day Massacre, The John T. Scopes Trial, The Stock Market Crash
1920s History Links
EDITOR'S CHOICE: An
excellent and highly detailed timeline of Communications history, including
radio, television, printing, and photography. Includes the 20s.
Links to the history of a huge
number of phone companies. A very useful reference source.
Details about equipment, long distance service, and photos. Capitalization
and expenses are discussed.
History Resources and Links
A set of general military references,
which include the First World War
in Deaths from Diseases of the 1920s
The Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America provides this handy reference chart to the killer
childhood diseases of the era. Diptheria, Whooping Cough, Measles, and
Comparative Chronology of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day 1920
Need a financial plot. This Chronology
should give you some ideas. Includes Gold and Silver prices, etc.
of Paper (Continuous Dataprint, U.K.)
Description of the history of paper
and printing technology. The section from 1850 is of the greatest interest
Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers.
While this is designed as a resource
for teachers, it's an excellent resource for GMs too. Labor was a tremedously
volatile issue in the 1920s. Check out the entire history, or go Directly
to the 1920s link