Click for full imageA bison in a wooded zoo enclosure. 1930s.
Click for full imageFamily group posing for a photo in a snowy driveway. Appears 1930s.
Driving through the plains or Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota, many small towns still look like this today: Grain elevator, church, a handful of houses, and then just more open farmland. It’s likely that buildings from the 1930s are still standing, although they’re far more run-down than they looked eighty years ago. This photo […]
Click for entire image A caretaker or teacher, with children. Appears 1930s, possibly taken in Texas or the south-central region of the U.S. More here.
“Many scientists claim that the “Ouija board” answers questions through personal magnetism. Spiritualists claim that invisible spirits guide its movements and an unknown power of superior intelligence rules our future,” claims this 1930 advertisement for the Ouija board. Unsure how to pronounce the pormanteau title? The article alternatively refers to it as the “wee gee” […]
5-window Ford Coupe, 1935 or 1936, with an odd hood ornament: it looks more like a Buick ornament than other Fords of the time, or it could be aftermarket. There also appears to be an interesting ‘fin’ running down the center of the hood, but that could be something in the background. Taken in the […]
The “Pipe Gang” (closeup here), during construction of the West Fargo Armour Meat packing plant sewage treatment system, taken December 4, 1937.
Horse standing in barnyard, 1930s.
Baby, appearing to ride a dog, with the help of an older man in farming clothes. Appears 1930s.
No A/C, no electric fans, the shady side of the house is the place to spend a sunny afternoon. 1930s (more)