CANADA IN THE 1920S THE AGE OF INVENTION. PROSPERITY AND CHANGE. After the devastation and economic slump that hit Canada directly after WWI, times began to look up!
Prior to sliced bread, people cut their own uneven slices of bread – oh my!After many attempts, Otto Frederick Rohwedder was finally successful with a reliable machine to slice breadIn the late 1920s, Wonder Bread bought his machine, and few new things have been as good as sliced bread!
Due to the success of sliced bread, the toaster became exceedingly popular!It was an extravagant item that was frequently placed in the middle of the kitchen table for display
The invention of the first successful bubble gum is credited to Walter Diemer in 1928He hit upon a formula that was less sticky and more flexible than other chewing gum characteristics that allowed a chewer to make bubbles.Pink dye was usedfor the gum because pink was the only colour available at the Chewing Gum Company.
At the beginning of the 20s only 25% of Canadians owned a phoneDuring the decade telephone technology improved rapidly (i.e. the earpiece was attached to the mouthpiece) Telephones became much more affordable and by the end of the decade 75% of Canadians owned a phoneHow did this change Canadian society?
The automobile had revolutionized society phoneThey enabled people from long distances to easily visit each otherThey allowed for people to travel and visit new places – vacations!Created huge industry/jobs for Canadians
Radio made the world seem smaller phoneIt provided inexpensive entertainment to Canadians and it ended isolationIt brought families together and created unityMusic, sports and advertisements became very popular because of the radio.
Hockey Night in Canada was one of the first Canadian radio programsIt proved to be a traditional Canadian past time since the beginning of its time
Hockey Night in Canada
PEPSI COLA programs
Double Mint Gum programs