1940s New Orleans

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  • New Orleans 1940s
    • Music
      • New Orleans created a new culture all by themselves, through music. Musicians such as Lois Armstrong, Louis Prima and Duke Ellington set the tone for the musical break through.
    • Culture
      • The culture of New Orleans during 1940s was one which strengthened America's "Melting point" image. The population of New Orleans during this time period was very diverse as the majority were immigrants from Europe or Africa.
    • Religion
      • During the 1940s in New Orleans Mardi Gras was celebrated the day before lent. They would hold a Krewe du vieux parade to kick off the celebration.
    • The War
      • The onset of WWII spiked a lot of foreign espionage in America. The American government made it a priority to deter spies and protect American assets.
  • Fashion
    • Fashion in the 1940s was very basic and left overs from the 1930s. Being that there was a shortage of everything because of the war raging on in Europe and japan
      • There were things like button down dress shirt and slacks for men; dresses that have been re stitched and tweaked for women.
        • However, after world war 2 was over and the men returned home, America was in a state of ease. So the more luxurious style of dressing came back on the scene; Men wore more elegant suits and nicer clothing in general and the women wore more elegant dresses and styled their hair more loosely.
        • A favorite of men in the 1940s was bowling shirts and Hawaiian flower print shirts that they had brought back from their trip overseas. One of the most memorable clothing was the "Zoot suit" which was an oversize jacket known as an esquire with broad shoulders, and baggy trousers.
    • New Orleans 1940s
      • Music
        • New Orleans created a new culture all by themselves, through music. Musicians such as Lois Armstrong, Louis Prima and Duke Ellington set the tone for the musical break through.
      • Culture
        • The culture of New Orleans during 1940s was one which strengthened America's "Melting point" image. The population of New Orleans during this time period was very diverse as the majority were immigrants from Europe or Africa.
      • Religion
        • During the 1940s in New Orleans Mardi Gras was celebrated the day before lent. They would hold a Krewe du vieux parade to kick off the celebration.
      • The War
        • The onset of WWII spiked a lot of foreign espionage in America. The American government made it a priority to deter spies and protect American assets.

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