And it’s weirdly awesome.
And it’s weirdly awesome.
Go away, e-cards. These relics of the past are a million times sweeter.
MOMA isn’t the only institution to house famous works by Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol.
Here’s what the iconic SF landscape looked like in the 1930s. Also, heights: scary.
These are all still 100% applicable today. (via designtaxi.com)
How do you say “Can’t sleep, clown will eat me” in French? (via retronaut.com)
“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!”
The lyrics to Lucille Bogan’s 1935 song, “Shave ‘Em Dry,” are so explicit they would make even Prince blush. (Lyrics NSFW)
One still very popular board game has been around since before the Civil War.
Luckily the creepy killer robot did not come to fruition. Yet. (via laughingsquid.com)
These wonderful photos will transport you to beautiful pre-war Paris.
Your favorite characters are almost unrecognizable in these early sketches and concept art.
A 1938 Popular Mechanics article tried to prove that cats could make excellent nannies.
You and I have been constantly misquoting them our entire lives.
The National Gallery of Art’s, Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop exhibit, is a fascinating look at manipulated photography before the digital age.
Prohibition gave us both booze cruises and Boardwalk Empire. Also, the KKK was a big fan.
15 Photos from the 1930s. Enter the time machine.
They weren’t created to destroy us, just pose with us.
Looks more like Miss “Swimsuit Cannibal.” Early 1930s, Florida. (via retronaut.co)
These depression-era kids didn’t let their problems keep them down.
Harmless-looking now but at the time, they were definitely boundary-pushing. Illustrated by legendary pin-up artist George Petty.
It’s hard to have any great depression when there are cats to hug and to hold.
In doing research for this post, I have come to the important conclusion that dogs reached the height of their cuteness in the 1930s. Really, like a fourth of these dogs are wearing little hats.
These remarkable color photographs were taken for the Farm Security Administration between 1939 and 1941. They depict African American tenant farmers and their families living in the rural South during World War II. Despite the efforts of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), living conditions were often deplorable.
The bold shapes and colors in these 1920s-40s matchbox covers are fantastic examples of Art Deco in Japan. Some of them look like they came straight out of a Paris jazz club but, you know, with more octopus. (via maraid.co.uk)
Back in the ’30s, some fashion designers imagined what women’s apparel in the year 2000 would look like. Their ideas were both hilarious and surprisingly accurate in some cases.
Designers of the 1930s predict the styles of the new millennium with charmingly 1930s results. Ooh, swish!
Even the robot overlords have embarrassing ancestors. It seems fear of robotic takeover has been ingrained for decades. When this 6’4” metal monstrosity was created in Britain, tales of it blinking to life and shooting its creator ran rampant. Watch Video ›
Imagine how good he’d be with Nikes! And Gatorade! And steroids. Watch Video ›