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20 Very Interesting Photos From The ’30s

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The images were taken in the ’30s in various circumstances from an ice-skating scene and all the way to a legendary image with Stalin fooling ar

I love old photos because this is the only way I can really see our history.

I love old photos because this is the only way I can really see our history. I like to check out the details such as clothing, decorations or food products because is not only interesting to see their habits but also how these evolved during decades or centuries. The images below were taken in the ’30s in various circumstances from an ice-skating scene and all the way to a legendary image with Stalin fooling around. I hope that you like them as much as I do.

Young skater with safety cushion

Dutch boy with a pillow strapped on his backside in order to soften the falling on ice while skating.

Cabaret Dancers

Cabaret dancers wearing fake mustaches.

Einstein with Einstein Puppet

The photo was taken by Harry Burnett at Cal Tech in Pasadena where Albert Einstein was teaching. Einstein saw the puppet perform at the Teato Torito and was quite amused. He reached into his jacket’s breast pocket, pulled out a letter and crumpled it up. Speaking in German, he said, “The puppet wasn’t fat enough!” He laughed and stuffed the crumpled letter up under the smock to give the puppet a fatter belly.

Public Call

A photograph of the making of a programme by the BBC about driving errors, taken by Saidman in 1939 for the Daily Herald.

Stalin pulling a face at his bodyguard

Stalin is captured in this photograph by Lt. Gen. Nikolai Vlasik, the Soviet dictator’s bodyguard. Vlasik’s off-the-record photos of Stalin caused a sensation in the early 1960s when an enterprising Soviet journalist spirited some out, selling them to newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Driving Across the Pudding River

A crazy designed method of crossing a river.

Coats Coat Coat Store

A huge showcase of clothes.

Mussolini’s Fascist Headquarters in Rome

One of the most interesting political poster I have ever seen in my life.

Max Factor’s Beauty Micrometer

Probably a tool of measuring the dimensions of “beauty”.

Construction of the Hoover Dam

Bonnie and Clyde

Burning cigarette dispenser

Disposing of Alcohol During Prohibition

Bullets for Hitler

Baby Cage

A baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens”

Empire State Opening

The models for American Gothic

Alfred Hitchcock in LA

Construction of Mount Rushmore

SatNav

The screen manually scrolls paper maps that are attached to a cable that is similar to a modern mechanical speedometer. Thus, the scroll rate of the map is proportional to vehicle’s speed.



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8 comments on 20 Very Interesting Photos From The ’30s

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By Credo on July 28, 2013 at 05:09 pm

All of the pictures were interesting, i'd rather enjoyed the photo of the Dutch boy with the pillow strapped to his back side, that one made me smile.

Good Post.

Credo

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By Shaun Gibson on July 28, 2013 at 09:21 pm

Yeah I loved them all, there were a lot more, so I picked the ones I liked best. I will leave it a few weeks and perhaps do a part 2?

Thank you once again Credo

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By Uttam Gill on July 29, 2013 at 02:07 am

Class...certainly very fascinating pictures from the archives...Thanks for sharing...Shaun welcome you into the folds of BrooWaha

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By Shaun Gibson on July 29, 2013 at 04:44 am

Thank you for the warm welcome. Love to share things like this, we often take what our world used to be like for granted. That aside they are just nice pictures.

Thank you

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By Barbara MacDonald on July 29, 2013 at 08:21 am

Love the old black and white photos...they have a charm all their own....Thank you for sharing them here Shaun.

Once again, welcome to Broowaha, I hope you will be very happy here and I look forward to reading more from you. :)

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By Coach Phatty on July 29, 2013 at 05:47 pm

I LOVE historical photos and these pictures are examples of what I mean. These kind of pictures just stir my curiousity and intrigue of what life may have been like back in the day.

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By Coach Phatty on July 29, 2013 at 05:48 pm

Ooops...I almost forgot...welcome to BrooWaHa my friend!!

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By Shaun Gibson on July 30, 2013 at 07:08 am

Thank you Coach and Barbera. Pleasure to be here. I love to share things we often forget. And have a bit of fun with it also. And as you say Coach it stirs the mind into thinking "What was it like being alive 100 years ago"

Thanks again...

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