Tag Archives: Roaring Twenties

Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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Cruising 1920s Style


Isn’t this photo a beaut? I’ve been saving it for a while. Tony Beresford, a member of my Windsor Ontario Then facebook group, posted it several months ago but unfortunately, didn’t have much information to go with it. At least … Continue reading

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Flap on… Flap off… The Flapper: Roaring 1920s Windsor


Ain’t I the bees’ knees?  Before the start of World War I, the Gibson Girl was all the rage. This elegant, willowy image of feminine beauty was inspired by the drawings of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. She wore her long hair loosely … Continue reading

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Bop ‘Til You Drop: BobLo Ballroom 1920s


The new music and dances were fast paced and energetic, like the optimistic 1920s themselves. They were an escape from the horror of war, and an opportunity to release pent up emotions created by the restricted lifestyles forced on the … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Loved by You. 1928


Browsing through my “old local photos” email folder, I found this gem sent to me in 2002 by Mike McGlaughlin. His mother Phyllis McGlaughlin (left) sits with her cousins Hazel (middle) and Edna Normandeau on the running board of a … Continue reading

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