The Roaring 20s

The 1920s Changed Our Daily Lives & Not How You Might Think . . .
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In the 1920's, life changed drastically for the average American and for people all over the world. Airplanes began to be a mode of transportation and communication. Automobiles, rather than horses, were used to get from place to place. Skirts became shorter and hats became smaller. Some people had telephones. And families could own cameras and record their own memories.
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This is a photo of my father and grandmother, Madeline F Hill Willis and her son Richard Gifford Willis. I believe the photo is from around 1925
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Added Feb 18, 2016 by: Richard Burge-Willis
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A photo of my mother's older sister, Aunt Rose Finkel, as a flapper, in the 1920's, NYC. I colorized this photo in Photoshop.
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A photo of Mary Brian, actress. From Wikipedia: Mary Brian (February 17, 1906 – December 30, 2002) was an American actress and movie star who made the transition from silent films to sound films. She was born Louise Byrdie Dantzler in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Taurrence J. Dantzler (December 1869 – March 18, 1906) and Louise B. (August 12, 1876 – April 3, 1973). Her brother was Taurrence J. Dantzler, Jr. (August 9, 1903 – April 6, 1973). Her father died when she was one month old and the family later moved to Dallas. In the early 1920s, they moved to Long Beach, California. She had intended becoming an illustrator but that was laid aside when at age 16 she was discovered in a local bathing beauty contest. One of the judges was famous motion picture star Esther Ralston (who was to play her mother in the upcoming Peter Pan and who became a lifelong friend). She didn't win the $25 prize in the contest but Ralston said, "you've got to give the little girl something." So, her prize was to be interviewed by director Herbert Brenon for a role in Peter Pan. Brenon was recovering from eye surgery, and she spoke with him in a dimly lit room. "He asked me a few questions, Is that your hair? Out of the blue, he said, I would like to make a test. Even to this day, I will never know why I was that lucky. They had made tests of every ingénue in the business for Wendy. He had decided he would go with an unknown. It would seem more like a fairy tale. It wouldn't seem right if the roles were to be taken by someone they (the audience) knew or was divorced. I got the part. They put me under contract." The studio renamed her Mary Brian. After her showing in the beauty contest, she was given an audition by Paramount Pictures and cast by director Herbert Brenon as Wendy Darling in his silent movie version of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan (1924). There she starred with Betty Bronson and Esther Ralston, and the three of them stayed close for the rest of their lives. Ralston described both Bronson and Brian as 'very charming people'. The studio, who created her stage name for the movie and said she was age 16 instead of 18, because the latter sounded too old for the role, then signed her to a long-term motion picture contract. Brian played Fancy Vanhern, daughter of Percy Marmont, in Brenon's The Street of Forgotten Men (1925), which had newcomer Louise Brooks in an uncredited debut role as a moll. Career rise Brian was dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures." On loan-out to MGM, she played a college belle, Mary Abbott, opposite William Haines and Jack Pickford in Brown of Harvard (1926). She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, along with Mary Astor, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray. During her years at Paramount, Brian appeared in more than 40 movies as the juvenile lead, the ingenue or co-star. She worked with Brenon again in 1926 when she played Isabel in P. C. Wren's Beau Geste starring Ronald Colman. That same year she made Behind the Front and Harold Teen. In 1928, she played ingenue Alice Deane in Forgotten Faces opposite Clive Brook, her sacrificing father, with Olga Baclanova as her vixen mother and William Powell as Froggy. Like many of Brian's Paramount movies, Forgotten Faces, which was a big box-office hit, is presumed lost. Successful transition to 'Talkies' Mary Brian with Gary Cooper in The Virginian (1929) Mary Brian with James Hall in Manhattan Tower (1932) Her first talkie was Varsity (1928), which was filmed with part-sound and talking sequences, opposite Buddy Rogers. After successfully making the transition to sound, she co-starred with Gary Cooper, Walter Huston and Richard Arlen in one of the earliest Western talkies, The Virginian (1929), her first all-talkie feature. In it, she played a spirited frontier heroine, schoolmarm Molly Stark Wood, who was the love interest of the Virginian (Cooper). Brian co-starred in several hits during the 1930s, including her role as Gwen Cavendish in George Cukor’s comedy The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) with Ina Claire and Fredric March, as herself in Paramount's all-star revue Paramount on Parade (1930), as Peggy Grant in Lewis Milestone’s comedy The Front Page (1931) with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien. After her contract with Paramount ended in 1932, Brian freelanced. That same year, she appeared on the vaudeville stage at New York's Palace Theatre. Also in the same year,she starred in Manhattan Tower. Other movie roles include Murial Ross, aka Murial Rossi, in Shadows of Sing Sing (1933), in which she received top billing, Gloria Van Dayham in College Rhythm (1934), Yvette Lamartine in Charlie Chan in Paris (1935), Hope Wolfinger, W. C. Fields’s daughter, in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), Sally Barnaby in Spendthrift (1936) opposite Henry Fonda, and Doris in Navy Blues (1937), in which she received top billing. In 1936, she went to England and made three movies, including The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss in which she starred opposite Cary Grant, to whom she became engaged at one stage. Her final film of the 1930s was Affairs of Cappy Ricks although she auditioned unsuccessfully for the part that would go to Janet Gaynor in A Star is Born.[2] Later career Mary Brian with Ann Baker in Meet Corliss Archer Brian was absent from the screen from 1937 to 1943, and appeared in only a handful of films thereafter. Her last performance on the silver screen was in Dragnet (1947), a B-movie in which she played Anne Hogan opposite Henry Wilcoxon. Over the course of 22 years, Brian had appeared in more than 79 movies. She played in the stage comedy Mary Had a Little... in the 1951 in Melbourne, Australia, co-starring with John Hubbard. During World War II, she entertained servicemen in the South Pacific and in Europe. She spent Christmas of 1944 with the soldiers fighting the Battle of the Bulge. During the 1950s, Brian had something of a career in television, most notably playing the title character's mother in Meet Corliss Archer (1954). She also dedicated a lot of time to portrait painting in her retirement years. Though she was engaged numerous times and was linked romantically to numerous Hollywood men, including Cary Grant and notorious womaniser Jack Pickford, Brian had only two husbands: magazine illustrator Jon Whitcomb (for six weeks, beginning May 4, 1941) and film editor George Tomasini (from 1947 until his death in 1964). After retiring from the screen for good, she devoted herself to her husband's career; Tomasini worked as film editor for Hitchcock on the classics Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960).[3] She died of heart failure at age 96 in Del Mar, California. She is interred in the Eternal Love Section, Lot 4134, Space 2, Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los Angeles, overlooking Burbank. Mary Brian has a star for her contribution to motion pictures on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1559 Vine Street in Hollywood.
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Feb 17, 1906 - Dec 30, 2002
Added May 16, 2015 by: Sharon Hillis
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A photo of my grandpa Julian Leos posing with a bottle, Looks like he is trying to decide whether to take a drink.
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Added Mar 26, 2015 by: Lorene Perez
Lorene Perez
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Grandma, Belinda Vernon (Close) Williams and Dad, Bert Okla Williams.
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Oct 31, 1902 - Jan 30, 2000
Don't know if she was an actress or perhaps a singer.
Bertha Thressa (Lavender) Chase, born in 1877 died in 1932. She married Joseph Edwin Chase of Broadalbin, Fulton County, New York. Aunt Traccy as she was called was an elder sister of my maternal Grandmother, Lillie May (Lavender) Rorick of Gloversville, Fulton County, New York.
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Added Sep 16 by: William Fox
William Fox
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Some of the members have been identified. The ball boy sitting is Virgil Lewallen. His father, the coach is the first man on the left, Red Lewallen. Third from left is Sid Blair. Fourth from left is Elmer Ellis. Eighth from left is Roe Sherrill. Ninth form left is Jack Charles Ingram. Twelfth from left is Pat Martin. Thirteenth from left is Herb Harris.
This is a photo of Leontina M Lucarrotti Caruso Bernard added by Holly A Villella on September 13, 2020. This is Leontina and Carmen Caruso on their wedding day.
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Jan 18, 1909 - Mar 1, 1988
Looks like one of them has something that the other one wants. Playing keep away?
This is a photo of Ralph J Nunziato added by Gonzalo Tagliabue on September 10, 2020.
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Sep 19, 1920 - Apr 13, 1988
Added Sep 10 by: Gonzalo Tagliabue
Gonzalo Tagliabue
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This is a photo of Bradley D. Rafferty added by David Rafferty on September 9, 2020.
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Apr 12, 1908 - Dec 31, 1984
Added Sep 9 by: David Rafferty
David Rafferty
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This is a photo of Helen E McNally added by David Rafferty on September 9, 2020.
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Unknown - Unknown
This is a photo of William Kantola added by Dennis Clapp on September 8, 2020.
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Jun 30, 1904 - December 1979
Added Sep 8 by: Dennis Clapp
Dennis Clapp
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This is a photo of Unknown Family at Thermopolis, Wyoming added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 5, 2020.
This is a photo of Country Girl and Her Dog added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 3, 2020.
This is a photo of Road Trip added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 3, 2020.
Bert's first car.
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Oct 31, 1902 - Jan 30, 2000
This is a photo of Frank Elder Hoch, Ella Mae (Bowers) Hoch and William Feinhals added by James Stephen Hoch on September 2, 2020.
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Unknown - Unknown
George and Sylvia Rybica working at their parents grocery store.
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Feb 7, 1911 - Jan 9, 2008
Added Aug 27 by: Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd
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This is a photo of Calvin H Vanness added by Wilma Van Ness on August 23, 2020.
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Jun 19, 1926 - Jan 6, 2006
Added Aug 23 by: Wilma Van Ness
Wilma Van Ness
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Wedding photo for Thomas & Alta Sedelmaier Goheen, with Alta's mother and father, Henry and Minnie Watson Sedelmaier, and her siblings. (R. back, Thomas Goheen, Alta Sedelmaier Goheen to the left of him), next to Alta is her father, Henry and next to Henry to the left of him is Alta's mother, Minnie.
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Jul 9, 1906 - Jan 4, 2003
This is a photo of Thomas George Cassidy added by Caryn Decker on August 21, 2020.
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Sep 15, 1903 - July 1989
Handsome man this is my Granddad when he was about 20
Horace McLain wedding portrait
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Oct 21, 1889 - Apr 19, 1937
The Tau Alpha Tau Society photo taken for the 1922 Berkeley-Irving all boys private college prep school in New York. It reads: Tau Alpha Tau Society President Jack Coleman, Honorary Member Mr. Charles Stewart, Secretary Franklyn B. Yates. Active Members: Whitney Bascom, Jesse Miller, Jean Orteig, Pearce Storck, Clark Twelvetrees. Jack Coleman, Robert Mack, Max Schwerdt, John Toler and Franklyn B. Yates.
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c. 1906 - Aug 9, 1938
Photo of Clark Twelvetrees that appeared in the Berkeley Irving School 1922 yearbook. He is labeled as being a team captain. The Berkeley-Irving school was a private all boy's New York City college-prep high school.
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c. 1906 - Aug 9, 1938
This little girl was found in a antique store in Lafayette Indiana. There was no name on the back and no place that I was able to see where the photo was taken.
Added Aug 11 by: Mia Cline
Mia Cline
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John Thomas Tackett Family
Added Aug 4 by: Thomas Beaver
Thomas Beaver
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John Thomas Tackett Sr. 1 Jun 1871 Vernon Scioto Ohio-23 Mar 1959 Waverly Ohio Find a Grave 37390435
Added Aug 4 by: Thomas Beaver
Thomas Beaver
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This is a photo of Merlyn Charles Broderson and Edna L. Broderson added by Brigette Meeker on August 1, 2020.
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Apr 20, 1907 - Jul 2, 1982
Added Aug 1 by: Brigette Meeker
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This is a photo of Dorothy Etta (Austin) Stafford added by Brigette Meeker on July 29, 2020.
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Sep 6, 1911 - Feb 13, 1970
Added Jul 29 by: Brigette Meeker
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Charles Webster Tahaney and wife Mary Ann, two unknowns, and Hubert and Pauline with the twins
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1849 - 1924
Added Jul 29 by: Catherine Turcyn
Catherine Turcyn
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This is a photo of Archibald Alexander Gordon added by Maarten Callaerts on July 27, 2020.
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Sep 3, 1867 - Oct 9, 1949
Added Jul 27 by: Maarten Callaerts
Maarten Callaerts
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This is a photo of George Rybica circa late 1920's.
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Feb 7, 1911 - Jan 9, 2008
Added Jul 24 by: Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd
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Anton & Bessie Rybica with their children Sylvia & George Circa 1920's in Wisconsin.
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Jan 8, 1881 - Nov 17, 1944
Added Jul 19 by: Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd
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Anton Rybica circa early 1920's.
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Jan 8, 1881 - Nov 17, 1944
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Robert Boyd
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