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Eval of Websites

The Cowboy as Entertainer in the 1920s
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/3on1/cowboy/

  • cowboys in movies and vaudeville
  • cowboys in magazines
  • cowboy in literature--(Virginian)
  • Will Rogers

NOW PLAYING... FOX WEST COAST THEATRES FILM GUIDE
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/3on1/movies/

  • Producer William Fox
  • Silent Movies Become Talking Movies
  • Movie Palaces
  • Movie Knowledge Quiz

Chicago Radio Show 1924
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/3on1/radioshow/

  • The Chicago Radio Show of 1924
  • Cartoons About Radio
  • Radio in the 1920s
  • A Closer Look: Labor and the Blind
  • Chicago in the 1920s

The Ad Machine in Action: Cigarettes and Art in Advertising (NOT SO GOOD FOR AmStud SITE)
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/3on1/tobaccoads/

  • Advertising and the Artist
    • comics as an advertising form
    • Articles from the 1930s about art in advertising
    • Rube Goldberg's work and life
    • "Tell it to Sweeny": slogans and Rube Goldberg
  • Cigarette Advertising (this section is pretty irrelevant)
    • gallery of cigarette advertising (modern and from 1920s)
    • images and text from the conflict over tobacco advertising (modern)
    • public backlash (modern)
    • ads in 1998

1933 Chicago World's Fair USEFUL FOR 1930S SITE
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/3on1/worldfair/

  • Overview of the Fair
  • Architecture
  • International Exhibits
  • Issues of Race

Comic Strips of the 1920s
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/lambert/attic.html
Girls, families, and kids.

Christianity Incorporated: Selling Religion in the 1920s
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/lambert/ci.html

  • The Christian Businessman
  • The Rise of Church Advertising
  • The Self-Help Craze

Taking On the Road for a Ride
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/lambert/ontheroad/taking.html

  • She retraces the tracks of the characters in On the Road--useful for map site?

Old World, New World
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/rekas/tut/main.htm

Discovery of King Tut makes Americans examine their place in the world.

Aimee Semple MacPherson
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/front.html

  • "She's been written out of many history books, but Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most famous female evangelists in the world." (in the 1920s)

THIS ONE: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/bergemann/index.html COMMODIFICATION AND THE INTERNET
was not in the class of '00

The Cavanaugh folder, with Carrie's project--the links don't work. It's about Main Street.