To Dance at the Palais Royale
is essentially a girls' book, but the 1920s was a time of amazing
technological innovation, and there's lots of material on the Internet
of interest to boys about this era.
The Hammond Museum of Radio,
located in Guelph, Ontario, has great information about early radio
broadcasting in Canada. In addition to this homepage link, students may
also want to look at The 1920s Page and the page on Early Broadcasting. This is all Canadian content.
In the 1920s, Canada had more than
30 manufacturers of cars, but it's extremely difficult to find
information about them on the Internet. One good page that gives an
overview about early driving in Canada is this History of Automobiles, Early Days in Nova Scotia page, which tells a little bit of everything about.
The 1920s saw real advances in aviation. The Canadian Aviation Museum has a Resources page which includes useful links.
For an overview of advances in the use of electricity during this time, visit The 1920s page
in the EC&M website, a magazine devoted to the power industry.
This is a great article for someone obsessed with technology. The 1920s
was an important decade for the expanding use of electricity in the home.
The skyscraper came of age in the 1920s. Here's a link on the Emporis Building site for the firm of Chapman and Oxley, with links to a number of skyscrapers they built in Toronto during the 20s, a page about the Canada Permanent Trust skyscraper on Bay Street and the Bank of Commerce Building,
which is one of the finest skyscrapers in the city. Each of these pages
has a link to more photos on the left hand side. For information about
construction, PBS has a good Skyscraper Basics page. This Skyscraper page from the How Products Are Made website is so detailed, you might be tempted to try to build one.
The Art Deco style emerged in the 1920s. This is still a very appealing style. The Art Deco Society of Washington's Art Deco meta page inks to dozens of sites. This bilingual website, Art Deco Montreal,
will tell you about Art Deco style in what was then Canada's largest
city. There was also a Toronto Art Deco Society website, but it
has disappeared. I'll look for it from time to time.
The Artcyclopedia website has a good Art Deco page that talks about the Art Deco movement with lots of examples of art.