It’s hard to believe, with hindsight, the naïve and enthusiastic response from young men eager to go and do their duty for King and Country. That was also fueled by patriotic songs and posters that urged them to volunteer, as can be seen in this film footage.
Victoria's engagement ring might have looked something like this.
The Ziegfeld Follies were Broadway extravaganzas, as you can see in this clip from the 1936 movie about them.
Sweatshops, particularly in the garment industry, were unpleasant environments where even inadequate labour laws were flouted. They were usually crowded, unsanitary, not properly heated or ventilated, and sometimes even hazardous. Labourers, including children, worked long hours for little pay. This short documentary about the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 gives an excellent account of sweatshops and their dangers.