24 Amazing Historical Photos of Women and the Airplanes They Flied during the 1930s & 1940s

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (also Women’s Army Service Pilots or Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots) was a civilian women pilots’ organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. Members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft, and trained other pilots. Their purpose was to free male pilots for combatContinue reading “24 Amazing Historical Photos of Women and the Airplanes They Flied during the 1930s & 1940s”

40 Stunning Photos of Women Wearing Satin Dresses in the 1930s

After the First World War, women’s fashion boomed with a series of bold designs in the 1920s. The costumes are slightly neater than the Edwardian era, but the strong emphasis on showing the curve, the appeal of modern women. The 1930s continued to inherit and flourish both in terms of design and material, especially forContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Women Wearing Satin Dresses in the 1930s”

50 Amazing Illustrations of Pin-Up Girls by Enoch Bolles From the Art Deco Era

Enoch Bolles (1883–1976) was one of the best known of the Art Deco era pin-up artists, mostly because of the massive exposure his images received on newsstands from coast to coast. Enoch Bolles’ pin-up girls were fun-loving and sexy, often provocative in their poses but occasionally caught in embarrassed or slightly self-conscious moods. Bolles beganContinue reading “50 Amazing Illustrations of Pin-Up Girls by Enoch Bolles From the Art Deco Era”

16 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Life in Persia in 1935

Iran, also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf ofContinue reading “16 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Life in Persia in 1935”

40 Vintage Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

The 1939–40 New York World’s Fair was a world’s fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York, United States. It was the second-most expensive American world’s fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis’s Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million peopleContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair”

50 Amazing Color Photos That Capture Life in the US During the Late 1930s and 1940s

The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and nine minor outlying islands.[ At nearly 3.8 million square miles (9.8 millionContinue reading “50 Amazing Color Photos That Capture Life in the US During the Late 1930s and 1940s”

The Passionate and Tragic Love Story of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

“O my darling little love I do long for you so, oh my hearts blood it is unbearable without you,” wrote Olivier to Leigh early in their affair, a very passionate one in the beginning but ending with a devastating downfall, which shocked a whole world that used to adoring “Larry and Viv.” An auctionContinue reading “The Passionate and Tragic Love Story of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh”

24 Incredible Photos That Show London During the 1930s

London in the 1930s tried to be cleaner, more modern and efficient. It was increasingly a city of electric lighting and motor vechicles, rather than gas lighting and horse-drawn vehicles. The Capital’s old problems were being tackled by new public bodies. The London Passenger Transport Board was created in 1933 as a way of bringingContinue reading “24 Incredible Photos That Show London During the 1930s”

Sylvia Scarlett – The Character That Defined Short Hairstyle of Katharine Hepburn in 1935

Sylvia Scarlett is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, based on The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett, a novel by Compton MacKenzie. Directed by George Cukor, it was notorious as one of the most famous unsuccessful movies of the 1930s. Hepburn plays the title role of Sylvia Scarlett,Continue reading “Sylvia Scarlett – The Character That Defined Short Hairstyle of Katharine Hepburn in 1935”

18 Elegant Photos of Ladies in Dresses From the 1930s

The most characteristic North American fashion trend from the 1930s to 1945 was attention at the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves and banjo sleeves, and exaggerated shoulder pads for both men and women by the 1940s. The period also saw the first widespread use of man-made fibers, especially rayon for dresses and viscose for linings andContinue reading “18 Elegant Photos of Ladies in Dresses From the 1930s”