It was supposed to be just another “Beauty Through The Decades” video. I saw lots of them before, but they all have seemed to show beauty standards in a very stereotypical and pop-culture way, so I wanted to do a more historically accurate one.

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As I was doing some research, I became more and more aware that beautiful faces and fashion we see on the photos, ads and fashion plates are just an idealistic version of reality. So here’s to reality.

It was hard for me to make this video universal and find some papers referring to the whole Europe or even the whole world, so the numbers I used may be a little misleading. If you know any other specific numbers referring to a wider cultural context I’d be more than grateful.

In 1901 Almost 40% Of Factory Workers Were Female

1910 – The “Titanic Era”

1910s Was A Time Of The Suffragette Movement

1920 Silent Cinema Actresses

In 1920s One In Every Nine Women Worked In Domestic Service

1930 Cinematic Femme Fatales

1933 Was The Great Depression’s Lowest Point

1940 Betty Grable Style

In 1945 There Were More Than 21,000 Nurses In The US Army. Please, Don’t Forget Real Women