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As men went off to war, their suits were converted to ladies suits, and McCall’s even developed patterns for transforming men’s into ladies’ suits and ladies’ dresses into children’s clothing. Changes in women’s fashions during and after WWI for the first time allowed mass production techniques previously applied to men’s wear to be applied on a wide scale to women’s wear. The simple dresses, skirts, and blouses of the 1920s allowed for standardization in size and fit for both day wear and evening wear.
Taft in 1908. Technology seemed to be advancing at a rapid pace. The first plane flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. As automobiles became easier to drive and repair, they became increasingly popular. Machinery became more complicated but was able to replace the need for manpower. The technological advances gave some people the opportunity for increased leisure, but it also increased the numbers of workers whose skills were not up-to-date in the new technological age. Not only did Americans need to find ways to acquire new skills, the country faced a huge increase in the number of immigrants who entered the country at the end of the 1800s and the first decade of the 1900s.
Many whites could remember the days before the war and wished that Southern lifestyle still existed. Lynchings had reached a high point in the 1890s (Murrin et al. 2004); although they had diminished in number, new laws intended to disenfranchise African Americans were passed. The so-called ‘‘separate but equal’’ facilities were established, and the Supreme Court, in the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896, sanctioned the ‘‘Jim Crow’’ laws. In last part of the 1890s and the early 1900s, black leaders such as Booker T.