Friday, 7 December 2012

Britain and America in Crisis!

During the depression, a massive class difference opened up between the rich and poor.
The wealthy could still afford to keep servants, run their house and keep a weekend country retreat. They were still able to travel in luxury cars and shop in designer boutiques. The wealthy were well educated. 

However, at the other end of the scale, a poor family of 8 or more would live in 2-3 rooms with no running water and no inside toilet. 

During this time, fashion portrayed an elegant and sophisticated image. This was a reaction against the wild, daring youthful fashion of the 20s. Because of the financial hardship people often tried harder to appear well dressed and respectable.  
The 30s was a quieter era, people were dressed and apprioately behaved in a respectable manner. 

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