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nemfrog · a day ago
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“Venus. Its spirit. Its demon.” Amulets and superstitions. 1930. 
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sovietpostcards · a day ago
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“The Calf’s Bell” by V. Makletsova, illustrated by Lyubov Mileyeva (1930)
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newyorkthegoldenage · 2 days ago
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This was what Manhattan would look like in 1980, according to the 1930 film Just Imagine: different traffic levels, pedestrian bridges, skyscrapers, airplanes, and dirigible landings.
Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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fredricmarch · a day ago
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A Star Is Born (1937) dir. William A. Wellman
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hellostarrynightblr · 2 days ago
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Dracula (1931)   dir. Tod Browning
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hauntedbystorytelling · 2 days ago
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Ballet dancer Carina Ari as “Sulamit” in “Le Cantique des Cantiques”, 1938. | src eBay and Carina Ari
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random-brushstrokes · 9 hours ago
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Natashia Troubetskoia - Anaïs Nin (1932)
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danskjavlarna · a day ago
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"When I think of the days I lost."  From Movie Classic, 1934.
Archival advertisements reveal the trends of their time: here's my collection of vintage ads.
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vintage-sweden · 14 hours ago
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Feeding pigeons, 1930s-1940s, Sweden.
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garadinervi · a day ago
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Etty Hillesum in her room, 1937
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hclib · 21 hours ago
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Toast for the Birds
On December 1, 1936, Emerson School students Isabel Trierweiler, Cyril Mitchell, and Mary Larson brought bags of toast to the library. The three children were members of the Junior Nature Guardians' Club and the toast was to feed Minneapolis birds facing the start of a cold, snowy winter. But, why did they bring it to the library? The short answer is the WPA.
In 1935, the Minneapolis Public Library began receiving funds and staff from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Over the next seven years, dozens of WPA projects enriched the collections, programs, and buildings of the library. WPA funds contributed to everything from building renovation projects to public discussion forums to the transcription of musical scores. One of the library areas that received special attention from the WPA was the natural history museum.
Before WPA funding, the library's museum had been closed in the early years of the Great Depression. Thanks to the WPA, however, the museum got new display cases, new staff, and new clubs. One of these clubs was the Junior Nature Guardians. The Library Annual Report from 1942 includes a 75-page report on the WPA achievements at the library. About the Junior Nature Guardians, the report says this:
Another series of meetings was planned for the younger children, between the ages of seven and twelve, who seemed to be somewhat left out of most organized activities, such as Girl and Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, etc. Motion pictures on nature subjects were shown, field trips were taken. This group called themselves the Junior Nature Guardians, with a membership of over three hundred boys and girls, and an average attendance of one hundred fifty.
Photo of the Junior Nature Guardians' Club from the Minneapolis Newspaper Photograph Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.
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sovietpostcards · an hour ago
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“The First Hunt” by Vitaly Bianki, illustrated by Yevgeny Charushin (1933)
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newyorkthegoldenage · a day ago
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Boys playing marbles (immies, shooters) on Mott Street, 1930s.
Photo: Joe Schwartz via National Museum of African-American History & Culture
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jean-arthur · 2 days ago
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Jean Arthur, 1936.
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gameraboy2 · 2 days ago
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Fire Brigade training, Sydney, Australia, December 6, 1937
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danskjavlarna · 19 hours ago
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From Movie Classic, 1934.
Archival advertisements reveal the trends of their time: here's my collection of vintage ads.
Wondering about this post?  Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now:  Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy
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fawnvelveteen · a month ago
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