1930s

Greta Garbo on cover of Photoplay - December 1934

The legendary actress Greta Garbo and her movies (1934)

America's highest-paid film star in the 1930s was a Swedish-born woman we know as Greta Garbo. A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Garbo was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era, as well as very successful in the early talking films.
Roll of Necco Wafers - old-fashioned candy

How round, colorful Necco Wafers candy became so popular (1920)

Here's a look back at a huge advertising push a Boston-based company tried back in the 1910s and 1920s to make Necco Wafers candy -- rolls of sweets flavored with peppermint, wintergreen, chocolate, cinnamon and licorice -- such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
Vintage postcard Mt Hood from Portland Oregon

Picture postcards from Portland, Oregon (1930s-1940s)

When long-distance travel was a novelty, travelers were sure to send plenty of postcards to the folks back home, Here, see 15 different postcards views of Portland, Oregon, as it appeared in the the late '30s and early '40s.
Three men on horseback racing c1885

And they’re off! Look back at the history of the Kentucky Derby

How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn't know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here's a look back at its history.

The original Toll House Cookie recipe (1939)

The now ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie came to be back in 1938, and by 1939, those tasty little treats were already being called 'famous.' Here's the original Toll House cookie recipe!

New super-locomotive train capable of 100 MPH (1937)

A 16-cylinder streamlined steam super-locomotive capable of whisking 14 standard Pullman cars along at a speed of 100 miles an hour on a level, straight track will make its appearance soon in the railroad world.
Knute Rockne plane crash April 1 1931 - New York Daily News

Knute Rockne’s TWA airplane crashes – 8 killed (1931)

The death of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne in the crash of TWA Flight 599 on March 31, 1931, resulted in more than just the death of the football legend and seven others -- it was a pivotal moment in early airline and aviation safety.

The perfect woman’s figure (1938)

The perfect 1938 figure must have curves, but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines.

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