Flapper in the 1920s was a term applied to a "new breed" of young Western women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.
vintageeveryday: Hairdresser’s Hot Dog, c. 1960. Photograph by John Drysdale.
DRUNKEN LADY On This Day ……. 6th May 1901 A remarkable incident came to light in connection with the arrest of a woman ,that was found lying intoxicated, in Mercer street. She complained of sciatica, and remained in the lock-up all night. At the police court on the following morning she still” persisted, that her inability to […]
Pictured: Out on the lash with the ladettes of the 1950s (and it's a far cry from today's debauchery)
1950s women's pub outings
Are we having fun yet ? (1950's) New Year's Eve...