Category:
1930s

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 10



I think it's unfair that we have not yet allowed a female artist to rile up Khrushchev. So here is Hedda Sterne with "Cadavre exquis 259," 1930-1932.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 12, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, 1930s, Women, North America, Russia

The Fourth Kingdom



Animal, vegetable, mineral--and Bakelite!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 10, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Technology, Advertising, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing, Products, 1930s

Washroom Infection

In the early 20th century, it was widely believed that dirty bathrooms were a primary cause of the spread of disease, particularly sexual disease. One result of this belief, apparently, was the adoption of U-shaped toilet seats in public bathrooms, since it was thought that these were more hygienic.

Read more about this at The Weeklings.

Life - Sep 20 1937

Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 02, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Health, Disease, Hygiene, Advertising, 1930s

Mystery Gadget 56



This device does what now?

Answer is here.

And after the jump,

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 28, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Technology, 1930s

The Trippel SG6



A German entry in the amphibious car sweepstakes.

It's the final car in the video parade below.



Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 21, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, Europe, Cars

83-Year Payment Plan

With the arrival of 2018, Henry Hepper can now finally stop making those monthly payments.

Detroit Free Press - Sep 29, 1935

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Money, 1930s

Women dressed as appliances

At the Los Angeles Electrical Exposition of 1936.

source: Martin Turnbull



And in case you can't figure out what appliances they are, the same image, labeled:

source: history by zim

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 14, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Conventions, 1930s

Not ever to dance again

Is the ad implying that one of her legs got infected from a dirty bandage and had to be amputated? Or perhaps a foot? Because that's the only reason I can think of why she'll never dance again.

Pittsburgh Press - Nov 8, 1936

Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 13, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Advertising, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #337



This seems to elide the whole issue of whether a stepchild SHOULD be treated badly! It's just a given!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Children, 1930s, Face and Facial Expressions

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