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Per 7 1920s Art

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Facts about Art in the 1920's


1. 106,521,537 people in the United states

2. 2,132,000 unemployed, un employment 5.2%

3. Life expectancy: male 53.6, Female 54.6

4. 343,000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)

5. average annual earnings $1236; teacher's salary $970

6. Dow Jones High 100 Low 67

7. Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.

8. Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering.

9. it took 13 days to reach California from New York there were 387,000 miles of paved road.


New African American art literature bring new ideas, music, and literature to America due to the Harlem Renaissance beginning in 1920. This was the new beginning of new artists and writers such as Palmer Hayden, and Langston Hughes. Therefore these writers gained major popularity at this time. The scribble technique was soon develpoed by Florence Cane. At the time many therapists used this tecnique, and it was now introduced into the schools in the early twentieth century. This tecnique developed creativity and individuality into the classrooms of the school.


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