1940s

Browse the ’40s below, or pick a year: 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949

Tiny magical worlds A collection of vintage View-Master reels

Take a look! Vintage View-Master reels & viewers

Vintage View-Master reels were a trip into another dimension; 'Stereo color pictures are so real, you'll feel you are actually part of the scene! Over 400 entertaining, educational subjects to delight all the family.'
Celebrity yearbook photos

Celebrity yearbook photos: See 150+ stars before they were famous!

See more than 150 celebrity yearbook photos of actresses, actors, singers, musicians, politicians and others whose names you know... but the faces in these pictures from years ago -- when they were young, and often long before they were famous -- may surprise you!
The truth about Hollywood draft deferments during WW2 (1942)

The truth about Hollywood draft deferments during WW2 (1942)

It is useless to deny that motion picture stars have been getting the best of it (as to immunity from draft). Some have been given special deferments and choice assignments and have been allowed extra months to finish pictures before having to report for active duty.
Kurt Vonnegut's backstory on Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

Kurt Vonnegut’s backstory on Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

Kurt Vonnegut Jr has hit in fact on a true science-fiction subject. As an American prisoner, in German hands, he was a witness to the Dresden holocaust, that appalling Day of Judgment for thousands -- although who deserves to be judged by whom is less obvious than you may think.
How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

Pass the confetti! I've got something to celebrate. A polka-dot confetti cake -- Super good and a cinch to make! Just think -- little inexperienced me -- making a rich, light, yummy cake!
Chocolate rhapsody cake recipe (1949)

Chocolate rhapsody cake (1949)

Are there any chocolate lovers in your house? Surprise them with this chocolate rhapsody cake. Such rich, chocolaty flavor. So lovely and tender.
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.