What is a petting party in the 1920s? – 1920S Flapper Dresses For Sale Near Me

October 24, 2020 0 Comments

“Pets were not accepted at these parties but they were popular in their own right,” he said. “They were basically people who were socializing with other people and their relationships, whether it was friends or family members or their acquaintances, that had to be preserved if they were not to be eliminated.” The party atmosphere encouraged “group bonding by socializing on a larger level and sharing experiences together than that found in a typical working or living situation,” he explained. For example, in 1919, his college friends went shopping for a car or rented a house to have a petting party. (That was before the phrase “house pets” was used to describe pets that live in a human’s home.) Also popular at these parties were parties for singles and women on New Year’s Eve. “For many single women and females, petting parties were an important way of socializing together during this time,” he said.

One of the most well known of these “petting parties” was the annual New Year’s Eve party for an unnamed city in Illinois, held in the basement of a hotel at 8:30 p.m. in the middle of the night on December 31, 1919. The party was a tradition that the author says he remembered from his youth. He also recalled the party’s setting as the house of a man in a wheelchair named Charles B. Allen who worked as a carpenter at a factory in town. Allen was paralyzed from the waist down, suffering from cerebral palsy, he explained. The party’s theme was “New Year’s Eve at the Circus” — a theme adopted by the newspaper, the New York Times. “Everybody wore a black vest and a white hat,” he noted.

“I was told then and I’m told now that Charles was at this party and I’m told also that I was present,” he recalled. “The house was called ‘The Circus Mansion,’ and we all watched a circus act and then watched the New Year’s Eve party in the living room. Then we watched the ball drop.”

The author told an account of this year’s New Year’s Eve event that appeared in the January issue of the Journal of American History, titled “Petting Parties in the 1920s and30s.” That article was authored by John B. O’Sullivan, a professor of history at the University of Illinois, “and is now accessible online to undergraduates,” Sullivan wrote in an e-mail.

The article’s author, who described himself as an “ac

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