What is a petting party in the 1920s? – 1920S Flapper Dress Costume

One of the most fascinating events of the 1920s was a petting party held at the Grand Hotel, New York City when President Woodrow Wilson took the oath of office. The petting party was held because of the president’s fondness in that period for dogs that he got while staying at a hotel.

The event was quite unusual because it made an appearance during a time when men were still in bondage and men were still the dominant sex. It was during the war when men were allowed to pet dogs, men were allowed to wear bras, and men were allowed to have intercourse in a cage. Petting parties were a popular party thing for women at that time for some reason.

How many petting parties is there?

The number is difficult to figure out because that many petting parties were held isn’t known. There were over 20 different petting parties held between 1910 and 1930.

The earliest petting parties could go as early as 1868 when a woman called Mary was petted by the president of a Chicago horse race. The earliest petting party was held for the president of the Los Angeles Times when he and the wife of the President’s Secretary were petted.

1917 – 1920 Petting parties in Chicago

1920 – 1924 Petting parties in Los Angeles

petting parties in Los Angeles 1924 – 1933 Cat’s out of the bag. Petting parties are the hottest party thing ever. 1925 – 1928 Petting parties, with men dressed in corsets in a petting club in Boston, MA. Cat’s been there, just in case this is the year.

cat’s been there, just in case this is the year. 1928 Pee-wee’s Big Adventure The first petting party. 1929 – 1935 Petting parties, with men dressed in corsets in a petting club in Boston, MA. Cuff-waisting is the new fashion at this petting party. 1932 – 1934 Petting parties, with men dressed in corsets at a New York club.

petting parties, with men dressed in corsets in a petting club in Boston, MA. Cuff-waisting is the new fashion at this petting party. 1934 Cat’s out of the bag. 1930 – 1936 Carrying on the tradition in New York City. Cat’s been there, just in case this is the year. 1936 – 1940 Cat’s been there, just in case this is the year.

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