Omaha of the 1920s: Lifesaving Breakthroughs, Well being Fever, and Crumbling “Fats Tax” | historical past

You don’t have to go to the gym. Women looking to trim a few inches from their waistlines can shake off the fat with this vibrating exercise belt from the 1920s.


Compiled by Michelle Gullett and Pam Thomas

Every Sunday in February we dive into the World-Herald archives for a glimpse into life in Omaha in the 1920s.

Exercise looked very different in the 1920s, especially when it came to women. If you haven’t exercised …

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