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A New Mass Culture. By Collin Ruby, Shae Oxford, and Missy Strayer. Thesis. To discuss the rising new mass culture in America in the 1920s. Automobile. The Automobile was a symbol in the 1920s. The Model T Ford Affordable for the Middle-Class. Impact of Automobiles.

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a new mass culture

A New Mass Culture

By Collin Ruby, Shae Oxford, and Missy Strayer

thesis
Thesis
  • To discuss the rising new mass culture in America in the 1920s.
automobile
Automobile
  • The Automobile was a symbol in the 1920s.
    • The Model T Ford
    • Affordable for the Middle-Class
impact of automobiles
Impact of Automobiles
  • Became symbol of individual freedom and intelligence
  • Created new businesses
    • Ex. Gas Stations, Roadside Restaurants, Cabins
  • Made it easier for families to move to the suburbs
the radio
The Radio
  • Family affordable
  • Nightly ritual after dinner
  • First commercial radio station was KDKA in Pittsburgh in 1920
  • By 1926, there were more than 700 radio stations
the movie
The movie
  • An escape from everyday life
  • Weekly outing
  • Originated in Hollywood, good filming weather
  • 1927- first major “talkie” The Jazz Singer
  • 1920-animation began, 1923- Walt Disney was founded
  • Action and comedy were favored
the kid
The Kid
  • Charlie Chaplin in The Kid
sources
Sources
  • "Showroom of Automotive History: The Model T." The Henry Ford: America's Greatest History Attraction Home Page. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/showroom/1908/model.t.html>.
  • "Untitled." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug00/3on1/radioshow/1920radio.htm>.
  • "1920's Movies." The 1920's - Roaring Twenties - The Nineteen Twenties in History. Web. 26 Jan. 2010. <http://www.1920-30.com/movies/>.