Sunday, September 11, 2011


The 1910's was an exciting decade full of entertainment, science, technology, fads and many more! Popular interests in the 1910 decade was going to the movies, the dance craze called the Tango, and The Saturday Evening Post. Also, Picasso and Matisse began to be widely appreciated for their abstract art work. But then in 1912 disaster struck, the sinking of the Titanic. 

1910-1919 Facts

  • 1910
    • Haley's Comet Makes an Appearance
    • The Tango Catches On
  • 1911
    • The Mona Lisa is Stolen
    • Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Structure of an Atom
  • 1912
    • The Titanic Sinks
    • Oreo Cookies Were First Introduced
  • 1913
    • First Crossword Puzzle
    • Personal Income Tax Introduced to the U.S.
  • 1914
    • First Traffic Light
    • World War One Begins
  • 1915
    • D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation Released
  • 1916
    • First Self Service Grocery Store Opens in the U.S.
  • 1917
    • U.S. Enters World War One 
    • First Pulitzer Prizes Awarded 
  • 1918
    • Daylight Savings Time Introduced
    • Spanish Flu Pandemic
  • 1919
    • The Treaty of Versailles Ends World War One 
1910-1919 Fashion
Women's fashion industry expanded dramatically after the invention of the sewing machine in the mi-19th century. By 1910, the trend towards looser, lighter clothing picked up during this time compared to the tight form from the 1900 decade before. Men's clothing and fashion trends changed very little from the previous decades. They stuck to preferred military looks, and bowler hats.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of your blog, I think its so fun to learn how people dressed back in history. When you study fashions, you also learn about the events occuring at that time. Like as you said the invention of the sewing machine changed the silhouette of the woman. When times were hard and fabric was expensive hems went up (such as the 20's). And vice versa when times were better hems went longer.