It’s official, the mascots of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics have been revealed, and it’s the Phryges. These two mascots are not animals, but rather Phrygian caps, which represent a strong symbol of liberty, inclusivity and the capability of people to support great causes. They are designed in a red, white and blue colorway, with the golden Paris 2024 logo emblazoned across their chests.
Historians look back on Paris between the wars as a time when the French economy boomed, starting from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period was called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, and the city reestablished itself as the capital of art, music, literature and cinema. This attracted hordes of writers and artists from around the world, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Josephine Baker. “A Day in 1920s Paris” captures some of the energy during this vibrant time period.