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The 1920s Images

The Melting Pot

Ford's Americanization School Melting Pot Pageant

Klan to the Rescue?

Image from D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation

Apex of the KKK

Ku Klux Klansmen march on Washington

The First Hollywood Blockbuster

Poster for D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation

Charlie Chaplin

Poster for Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush

Debs for President

Eugene Debs "Convict No. 9653" For President Button, 1920

Worst President Ever?

President Warren G. Harding

Unluckiest President Ever

President Herbert Hoover

Lucky Lindy

Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh with his Spirit of Saint Louis

"Africa for the Africans"

Charismatic black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey

New Look

A young woman models the "flapper" fashion

Birth Control and the KKK

In a bizarre collision of disparate elements of 1920s culture, birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger lectured to a ladies' auxiliary of the KKK in New Jersey

They Called Him Scarface

Chicago underworld kingpin Al Capone, who made a fortune trafficking in booze during Prohibition

Sacco & Vanzetti

Labor activists and Italian-Americans demonstrate in Boston in support of Red Scare victims Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

The First Great Car

Henry Ford sold 15 million of his Model T automobiles

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