The Cat's Meow: Lehigh Valley In the Age of Art Deco & the Roaring 20s


Step back into 1920s and 1930s America when the Lehigh Valley was roaring with red light districts, illegal underground speakeasies, and organized crime. Immigrants, women, and children found work in the booming steel and textile industries across the area.

In a bold reaction against tradition, the Art Deco movement emerged to the forefront of design in an increasingly mechanized world. Architecture, furniture, apparel, graphic design, cars, trains, ocean liners, and jewelry all begin to reflect the growth and change of a young 20th-century America.