Archive by category 1930s

A decade of Hollywood-inspired sophistication and grown-up glamour sandwiched in between the roaring 20s and the austerity of the 1940s.

Elvis Presley aged 2

Elvis Presley aged 2

A very young Elvis Presley photographed in 1937 with his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley. Would you have recognized him..? I

1930s Actress Mary Maguire

1930s Actress Mary Maguire

Australian actress Mary Maguire (1919-1974), photographed some time around 1937. Does anyone know anything about her?

Vintage tennis fashions

Vintage tennis fashions

As I’m sitting here waiting for the Wimbledon final to start, I thought I’d browse around and look for some

1930s racegoers

1930s racegoers

Two very chic racegoers, I’m guessing from the fashions that this was taken in the 1930s. If this were today

Taking a leap…

Taking a leap…

Some awe-inspiring 1930s acrobatics – would you have enough confidence in someone to jump this high? I wonder where she

1930s fur advert

1930s fur advert

1930s Dutch advert for fur coats from 1938. Which is your favourite style?

The 1930s radio hat

The 1930s radio hat

Portable radio in a straw hat, made by an American inventor in 1931. Any why not?

Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

Actress and movie star Tallulah Bankhead photographed in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Al Capone’s mug shot

Al Capone’s mug shot

A mug shot of American gangster Al  Capone taken in June 1931. He spent 11 years in Alcatraz for tax

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