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.

HF DAVIS, TOPICAL PRESS AGENCY / GETTY IMAGES

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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