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21st May '17 11:24:20 AM nombretomado
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See Also: RegencyEngland, VictorianBritain, TheGildedAge, TheEdwardianEra, TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties and TheFifties, and also TwoDecadesBehind.

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See Also: RegencyEngland, VictorianBritain, UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, TheGildedAge, TheEdwardianEra, TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties and TheFifties, and also TwoDecadesBehind.
15th Apr '17 5:33:26 PM Random888
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With the 2017 death of Emma Morano, who was the last known living person born before 1900, there is officially no one left is nostalgic about this decade. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-Industrial Revolution." For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.

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With the 2017 death of Emma Morano, who was the last known living person born before 1900, there is officially no one left is to be nostalgic about this decade. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-Industrial Revolution." For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.
15th Apr '17 5:32:28 PM Random888
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The last living person who was born in this decade lived from November 1899 to April 2017, so today basically no one left is nostalgic about it. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-Industrial Revolution." For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.

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The With the 2017 death of Emma Morano, who was the last known living person who was born in this decade lived from November 1899 to April 2017, so today basically before 1900, there is officially no one left is nostalgic about it.this decade. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-Industrial Revolution." For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.
15th Apr '17 4:12:25 PM BDF5000
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As of May 2016, there is only one person alive born in this decade, in November 1899, so today there is basically no one left to be nostalgic about it. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-industrial revolution". For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.

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As of May 2016, there is only one The last living person alive who was born in this decade, in decade lived from November 1899, 1899 to April 2017, so today there is basically no one left to be is nostalgic about it. This is a ForgottenTrope and the fact that the name "Gay Nineties" was never changed should give you an idea [[OlderThanTelevision how long it's been dead]]. Of course, they still make films set in the 1890s, but the nostalgic version of the '30s and '40s is pretty much gone. In fact, some modern-day Hollywood writers seem to think ''any'' year not starting with "19" or "20" means "completely pre-industrial revolution". pre-Industrial Revolution." For example, see the entry on ''Film/TheVillage'' farther down this page. But as a result of today's general unfamiliarity with the period, works set in the 1880s or 1900s may make their setting indistinguishable from the stereotypical Gay Nineties.
8th Apr '17 2:37:19 PM Surenity
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* A living history museum on the Florida State Fair Grounds called Cracker Country presents life in 1898 rural Florida, with historic buildings transported from around the state.
21st Nov '16 11:19:38 AM socialist-cokehead
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* ''Literature/NightsAtTheCircus'' is set during the dying months of 1899.
11th Oct '16 5:00:16 PM nombretomado
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** Not only are the classic Disney comics guilty of this trope, a fair number of ClassicDisneyShorts are guilty of it as well. Here are some examples:

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** Not only are the classic Disney comics guilty of this trope, a fair number of ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts are guilty of it as well. Here are some examples:
20th Sep '16 6:30:04 PM nombretomado
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** Possibly a TakeThat to Hartely's story: An ArchieComics from the eighties has Betty pining for TheGayNineties and falling asleep, only to learn in her dream that it wasn't such a great time after all. When she awakes, she's happy to live in modern times.

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** Possibly a TakeThat to Hartely's story: An ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics from the eighties has Betty pining for TheGayNineties and falling asleep, only to learn in her dream that it wasn't such a great time after all. When she awakes, she's happy to live in modern times.
20th Jul '16 6:34:09 AM alnair20aug93
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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[labelnote:Fashion tips]]Take note that the silhouette in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, leaving the skirts undraped in an A-line form, and giving the silhouette an hourglass look. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion of everyone wearing bustles in the 1890s is like everyone wore [[TheEighties neon powersuits]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in the [[TheNineties 1990s]].[[/labelnote]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.

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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, Dress}}es, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[labelnote:Fashion [[labelnote:fashion tips]]Take note that the silhouette fashions in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, leaving the skirts undraped in an A-line form, and giving the silhouette an hourglass look. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion of everyone wearing bustles in the 1890s is like everyone wore [[TheEighties neon powersuits]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in the [[TheNineties 1990s]].[[/labelnote]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.
20th Jul '16 6:30:29 AM alnair20aug93
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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[note]]Take note that the silhouette in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, giving the skirts a flowy a-line shilhouette. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion that bustles were still worn in the 1890s is like wearing [[TheEighties a neon powersuit]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] [[TheNineties in 1996]].[[/note]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.

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According to nostalgic films set in this decade, back then everyone was a rich white person who wore {{Gorgeous Period Dress}}, with every lady wearing UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau inspired dresses with GiantPoofySleeves and carrying a ParasolOfPrettiness [[note]]Take [[labelnote:Fashion tips]]Take note that the silhouette in this decade no longer used bustles. The exaggeration shifted from the backside to the shoulders, leaving the skirts undraped in an A-line form, and giving the skirts a flowy a-line shilhouette. silhouette an hourglass look. Any fashion historian will tell that the notion that of everyone wearing bustles were still worn in the 1890s is like wearing everyone wore [[TheEighties a neon powersuit]] powersuits]] with [[ShouldersOfDoom gigantic shoulder pads]] in the [[TheNineties in 1996]].[[/note]], 1990s]].[[/labelnote]], and they all liked to hang out in ritzy places located in major U.S. cities (for [[BigApplesauce New York]], this was Delmonico's restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel). In fact, the "everybody's rich" stereotype stems from a conflation of this period with "TheGildedAge" (1876-1917), as the Gay Nineties were also marked by economic depression and much labor agitation (see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893 Panic of 1893]] on TheOtherWiki), not to mention the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar. Even then, the term "Gilded Age" (as in, "coated in gold") was specifically meant to indicate that the good times were only a surface veneer, with serious problems lurking just beneath (as the Gay Nineties themselves later demonstrated). If you can find the graphic history book, ''The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!'', you can see a sobering look at the real grimy realities of the era. It was certainly grim if you weren't a well off white man in that time; racism was blatant and commonplace and had the backing of law with the Supreme Court ruling in ''Plessy vs. Ferguson'' that racial segregation was legal as long as it was "separate but equal", a condition which no civil government took seriously.
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