Tagged: popular culture

An image of two working girls in frigid water up to their shoulders.

When the Temperature Hits 12 Degrees. . .

Arctic cold did not stop them. The 1920s were known as a decade of youth fads, including pole sitting and goldfish swallowing. Connecticut youth were not left behind. The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project is...

Library War Service, 1917-1920

By Mary Margaret Mahoney The United States mobilized quickly after President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany on April 2, 1917. Troops travelled to the front with the help of massive mobilization efforts to...

Modern Dance in Bridgeport CT, 1910

The arts in the United States were teetering on the brink of revolutionary change in the years just before the First World War.  The traditional fine arts, based on an appreciation of the classical...

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