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This is Who We Were: In The 1920s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 1920s


Section One: Profiles

Doctor Who Supported Women’s Reproductive Rights in 1921

Elementary School Teacher of Immigrant Children in 1921

Successful Star of the Silents in 1922

Welsh Immigrant Printing Plant Worker in 1923

High School Junior in 1923

Businessman and Anti-Immigration Activist in 1923

Ice Delivery Company Owner in 1923

Dentist in 1924

Civic Leader and Entrepreneur in 1924

Textile Mill Worker in 1925

Miner and Professional Football Player in 1925

Phonograph Salesman in Chicago in 1925

Elementary School Teacher in 1926

Jewish Cartoonist in 1926

Young Stickball Player in 1926

Gideon Sundback and the “Zipper” in 1926

Successful Small Farmer in 1927

Socialite in 1927

Debutante in 1927

Heavyweight Prizefighter in 1927

Blues Singer Florence Mills in 1927

IQ Test Salesman in 1927

WCTU Movie Monitor in 1928

Wall Street Stockbroker in 1928

Piano Teacher in 1928

Female Auto Engineer in 1929

Pro-Immigration Lobbyist in 1929

Dock Boggs, Banjo Player and Singer, in 1929

Section Two: Historical Snapshots

Early 1920s

Mid 1920s

Late 1920s

Section Three: Economy of the Times

Consumer Expeditures

Annual Income

Selected Prices

Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2012

Section Four: All Around Us-What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To

All Around Us-1920s

Section Five: Census Data

State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1920, 1930 amd 2010

United States Summary

Chapter 1: Urban and Rural Population, Metropolitan Districts and Center of Population

Chapter 2: Color or Race, Nativity and Parentage

Chapter 3: Sex Distribution

Chapter 4: State of Birth of the Native Population

Chapter 5: Country of Birth of the Foreign Born

Chapter 6: Country of Origin of the Foreign White Stock

Chapter 7: Mother Tongue of the Foreign-born White Population

Chapter 8: Citizenship of the Foreign Born

Chapter 9: Year of Immigration of the Foreign Born

Chapter 10: Age Distribution

Chapter 11: Marital Condition

Chapter 12: School Attendance

Chapter 13: Illiteracy

Chapter 14: Inabilty to Speak English