Gay Nineties


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Gay Nineties

n.
The last decade of the 1800s in the United States, considered as a time of middle-class prosperity and increased opportunities for leisure and recreation.
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"By the late 1880s the popularity of the French dance halls such as the Moulin Rouge and the risque cancan saw the emergence of the Germanmade folding 'Gay Nineties' picnic corkscrews in the shape of a lady's stockinged legs.
By the time the "Gay Nineties" rolled around, the strong patents held by the Otto Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on internal combustion engines had expired.
Deborah Longworth does a great service to modernism and mobility studies alike by bringing the history of bicycling out of the gay nineties and into the speedy, spectacular era of six-day bicycle races.
An American icon through the Gay Nineties, the Wild Twenties, and a survivor of the Great Depression, Lohe was a popular entertainer, her era's Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Grace Kelly all rolled into one.
Against the cultural background of American in the 'Gay Nineties', "The Cleveland Indian" is a deftly written novel rich with character, dialogue, and background that make it an unreserved recommendation for personal reading lists and community library collections.
Do they think that the Gay Nineties was a homosexual era?
Phelon, the redoubtable Chicago correspondent to Sporting Life, back in the gay nineties, "but they would leave Baltimore so far behind that they could not be seen with a spyglass." That statement aptly summarizes both Dahlen's talent and his attitude.
She exploded onto the Gilded Age of the 1880s like a rose tree in full bloom, and she embodied the decade known as the Gay Nineties, but it was during the first decade of the 20th century known as the Naughty Naughts that she became a living legend.
On Bowers, see Claude Bowers, My Life: The Memoirs of Claude Bowers (New York, 1962); Holman Hamilton and Gayle Thornbrough, Indianapolis in the "Gay Nineties:" High School Diaries of Claude G.
Clearly not all queers were empowered during the so-called gay nineties.
57 East 54th Street, long the home of Bill's Nineties Restaurant (formerly Bill's Gay Nineties), has been sold to an Irish businessman for $4,250,000.