1930s

New state of matter discovered (1935)

Matter neither liquid nor solid possessing properties of both reported discovered by physicist Greensboro, NC, May 4 - Discovery of what he believes to be a new state of matter with untold possibilities in l... Read more...

The fable of the unicorn (1935)

The unicorn The unicorn of fable was a fierce creature with the head and body of a horse, the hind legs of an antelope, the tail of a lion or horse, a long sharp horn growing from its forehead. In the Au... Read more...

LaSalle V-8 automobiles (1937)

The four-door touring sedan, in the LaSalle V-8 line The modern streamline trend is much in evidence in this attractive body style, the four-door touring sedan, in the LaSalle V-8 line. High-crowned fenders, g... Read more...

The Burns & Allen story (1936)

The story of comedy duo George & Gracie George Burns and Gracie Allen started their screen career with the only contract of its kind with the Paramount Studios. In January 1931, they signed with Param... Read more...

Young James Dean (1930s-1940s)

James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. In 24 short years, he cemented his status as a cultural icon -- and the legend of James Dean still endures nearly sixty years since his death in... Read more...

“Gone With The Wind” opens (1940)

'Gone With The Wind' at Ritz Friday night Hollywood's biggest effort represented in film production The most fabulous undertaking ever to come out of always fabulous Hollywood is here. "Gone With The W... Read more...

Early rotary-dial telephones (1920-1930)

These six images were part of a series of photographs by Theodor Horydczak, all featuring the latest rotary-dial telephones. Based on the technology shown, the pictures were apparently taken sometime between 19... Read more...

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