I heard about this video from The Two Nerdy History Girls. The folks at British Pathé have just put this online, along with thousands of other fantastic newsreel film clips from their archives. Give it a watch, it’s great.
The video is from 1931 and here are three things I immediately thought of when I watched it:
- This woman has only been allowed to vote for 11 years.
- Prohibition is still in effect, but she can easily find herself a drink in this cosmopolitan city.
- The Great Depression started 1 year earlier, but she can afford nice clothes.