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17 photos that prove just how cool the 1920s really were

We don’t really need to tell you that the 1920s were cool. The Roaring Twenties were characterized by prosperity and independence and people today are still fascinated by this decadent period in time. How could a decade that gave us flappers, fantastic fashion, the Jazz Age, women earning the right to vote, and a major technological boom be considered anything but cool? But just in case you still have doubt, check out these 17 photos that prove just how cool the 1920s really were. After that, be sure to take a look at the equally awesome 1930s.
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The incredible story of aviation sensation Bessie Coleman

“Because of Bessie Coleman, we have overcome that which was worse than racial barriers. We have overcome the barriers within ourselves and dared to dream” -Lieutenant William J. Powell

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Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman, the first African American female pilot, had the drive and ambition to achieve more in 6 short years than many people achieve in a lifetime.

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‘Tis the season: 10 historic examples of Christmas mayhem

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For most people, this time of year means loving family get-togethers, gaily-wrapped presents, colorful trees, a feeling of goodwill towards all. For some of us, however, it can mean only one thing: Drunken, criminal Santas! The following are ten cases where “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was more like the Eve of Destruction.

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