Popular Pastimes During 1920S

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Danica Agbuya Popular pastimes in the 1920’s I’m going to talk about some of the pastimes that were popular in the 1920s. During the 1920’s, also known as “the roaring twenties”, several fads and crazes came to being. For instance, dance marathons, photography, and parlor games were just some of them. -Parlor games like Mah Jong and crossword puzzles became enormously popular during the 1920s. Contract bridge became the most durable of the new pastimes, followed closely by photography. In the 1920’s to 1940’s, mahjong games like the fore mentioned occurred on a daily basis. Not only were friends getting together regularly to engage in this game, but neighbors, strangers and relatives gathered to partake in this game as well. Day or night, weekday or weekend, there were always mahjong games to be found. This game hit America with such force that at one point, it seemed like the country would e forever engulfed in mahjong fever. Although its popularity did decline after the late 1920’s Another American’s pastime was the game of contract bridge. It was invented in the 1920's and in the following decades it was popularised especially in the USA by Ely Culbertson. Bridge currently occupies a position of great prestige, and is more comprehensively organized than any other card game. There are clubs, tournaments and championships throughout the world. -Moreover, photography was also popular during that time. Few art museums collected or exhibited photographs during the 1920s, and photography was largely seen as either the pastime of hobbyists or merely an element of journalism and advertising. These photos were just some of the photographs by Edward Steichen whose a famous photographer in America and abroad. -And lastly, the dance marathon. Before there were reality shows like Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, and America's Next Top Model, there existed a strange

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