FlappersFlappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.
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Matilde Moisant, 1911. Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of 1912, often flying at higher altitudes than most male pilots. She is pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm. (One day I will have a board dedicated to the swastika as a positive symbol. Thanks for ruining it, Hitler.) NASM-73-3564