Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Egyptian Styled Flapper

In my research, I've found a half dozen or so theories as to the origin of the word flapper. My favorite is that it referred to the flapping of wings; the wings of the newly free women of the 1920's. Anyway, flappers made their appearance in the years after World War 1 in both the United States and Great Britain. They bobbed their hair, smoked, drank, wore short dresses or uniquely styled clothes, used make-up, went to petting parties, had sex before marriage, and what seemed to me the most important thing, they worked. The head piece that this lady is wearing looks to be an Egyptian design. Why is the old man in the second picture staring so intently at this young woman?

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