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Jazz was African American music of the 1920s, and spread out in Canada rapidly. Jazz music combined elements of ragtime, blues, spirituals, and band music. Charleston, Black Bottom and Fox Trot were the most popular dances. 1920s also known as The Jazz Age. It encouraged daring and energetic dances. Jazz involved to the people's life but also challenged some people's mind because of their suggestive movements. Some call these years the 'age of wonderful nonsense'. (Photography 1920)

king oliver's creole jazz band in chicago in 1923 louis armstrong is kneeling from left to right behind him are honore dutrey baby dodds king oliver lil hardin bill johnson and johnny dodds

The radio made the world smaller. It provided inexpensive entertainment. It ended isolation. By the end of 1922, radio stations had been established in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. In 1929, there were 60 radio stations in Canada and approximately one-thrid of Canadian households owned a radio. Initially, radios were status symbols. A good radio cost as much as a car. It brought families together to listen to the latest informations such as news. (Photography 1922)

The radio made the world smaller. It provided inexpensive entertainment. It ended isolation. By the end of 1922, radio stations had been established in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. In 1929, there were 60 radio stations in Canada and approximately one-thrid of Canadian households owned a radio. Initially, radios were status symbols. A good radio cost as much as a car. It brought families together to listen to the latest informations such as news. (Photography 1922)

Air travel was an extraordinary experience at the time. The Canadian fighter pilots in World War 1 were continuing flying. They flew across the country, or performing daring stunts at the country fairs. Even some of them became bush pilots. In 1924, the government created the Royal Canadian Air Force to conduct surveys and watch out for smugglers. By 1927, small carrier planes were flying people from city to city. Now, the long distanced travel became easier. (Newspaper 1927)

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By the 1920s, the automobile had revolutionized society. Automobile reduced the distance between people. There were easier to visit their friends and families. It also allowed farmers to sell crops or buy the consumer goods because they could go to the city by cars. Automobile had a major impact on economy. It provided jobs. By 1929, more than 16000 workers had jobs assembling cars. Also the American tourist who came by car added $300 million to the Canadian economy. (Photography 1921)

Source: Archives This is a Car from Gray-Dort Motors.It was the most successful automaker in the

The first telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. At the beginning, telephones were noisy and difficult to use so only 1 of 4 families had a telephone. During the decade, telephone technology improved rapidly. By the end of the 1920s, 3 of 4 families had a telephone. Telephone technology made the world became smaller and it also allowed people to communicate more. (Poster 1920)

The picture shows, posters promoting the Canadian Independent Telephone Collimated. The modern style of phone we have now was appeared At the end of the decade of Canadian homes had a telephone.