41 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life of Native Americans in Western Canada during the Early 1930s

Between 1928 and 1934, the French-American anthropologist, artist, and writer Paul Coze (1903-1974) made four trips across western Canada collecting ethnographic objects for the Musée d’Ethnographie (Trocadero) in Paris and the Heye Foundation in New York. An ardent admirer of Native American cultures, Coze helped organize the Cercle Wakanda, a group of Parisian “Indian hobbyists”Continue reading “41 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life of Native Americans in Western Canada during the Early 1930s”

50 Glamorous Photos of Marion Davies in the 1920s and 1930s

Marion Cecilia Davies (born Marion Cecilia Douras;[a] January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Educated in a religious convent, Davies fled the school to pursue a career as a chorus girl. As a teenager, she appeared in several Broadway musicals and one film, Runaway Romany (1917). SheContinue reading “50 Glamorous Photos of Marion Davies in the 1920s and 1930s”

62 Stunning Photographs of Actress Marlene Dietrich From the 1930s to the 1950s

Marie Magdelene Dietrich was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. Her father was an army officer who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Because of his constant absences from the family due to his army duties, Marlene and the rest had to rely on themselves. When he died, while she was 11, Marlene’sContinue reading “62 Stunning Photographs of Actress Marlene Dietrich From the 1930s to the 1950s”

27 Beautiful Photos of Norma Shearer During the 1920s and 1930s

Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian actress who was active on film from 1919 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingénues. She appeared in adaptations of Noël Coward, Eugene O’Neill, and William Shakespeare, and was the first five-time Academy Award acting nominee, winning Best Actress forContinue reading “27 Beautiful Photos of Norma Shearer During the 1920s and 1930s”

48 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Model & Painter Renée Perle From 1929-1931

Born in Romania, Renée Perle, a Romanian-Jewish girl who moved to Paris, is famous as the first muse of the famous French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), who is considered one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. Renée lived with Lartigue as his girl friend, having met her in 1929. Her spectacular beauty inspiredContinue reading “48 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Model & Painter Renée Perle From 1929-1931”

37 Fascinating Photos of People With Their Radios During the Golden Age of Radio, 1920s-1950s

The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the birth of commercial radio broadcasting in the early 1920s and lasted until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the medium ofContinue reading “37 Fascinating Photos of People With Their Radios During the Golden Age of Radio, 1920s-1950s”

22 Amazing Photos Show What America Looked Like When Alcohol Was Illegal During the 1920s and 1930s

The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted for 13 years during the 1920s and 30s. It is one of most famous—or infamous—times in recent American history. While the intention was to reduce the consumption of alcohol by eliminating businesses that manufactured, distributed, and sold it, the plan backfired. Considered by many as aContinue reading “22 Amazing Photos Show What America Looked Like When Alcohol Was Illegal During the 1920s and 1930s”