After the Roaring 20′s came the Great Depression of the 1930′s. Poverty was rampant in America as The Great Wall Street Crash caused the mills of industry to grind to a halt. The cinema became very important for escapism. Hollywood glamour took people out of themselves.
When we think of the depression era clothing we see more somber and simple lines. For the female working poor a simple cotton frock, the cheese cutter cap or flat cap and tweed for the men. Glamour gowns are also indicative of this era.