35 Amazing Black and White Photographs Showing Street Scenes in America During the 1930s

John Gutmann (1905-1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. In the America of the 1930’s, Mr. Gutmann found an exuberant car culture, a dizzying array ofContinue reading “35 Amazing Black and White Photographs Showing Street Scenes in America During the 1930s”

63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948

LIFE photographer Allan Grant took these awesome pictures in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Route 30 connects Omaha, Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Grant traveled west through Nebraska and Wyoming which is now known as the Lincoln Highway. For reasons lost to time, none of Grant’s marvelous photos fromContinue reading “63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948”

30 Vintage Photos of Bakery and Bread Trucks From Between the 1930s and 1950s

From between the 1930s and 1950s, in the days when the borough’s housewives placed orders for milk and baked goods, and union drivers in uniform delivered them. The bakeries sent trucks door to door, offering the same middle-American fare that mid century children across the nation were raised on. (Photos © Dave Gelinas)