Category: 1930s

Little boy selling Coca Cola at roadside, Atlanta, Georgia,…

Little boy selling Coca Cola at roadside, Atlanta, Georgia, 1936. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Amazing vintage photographs of trailer shows from the 1930s and…

Amazing vintage photographs of trailer shows from the 1930s and 1940s.

Drive-in restaurant, Los Angeles, 1936. Photographed by Alfred…

Drive-in restaurant, Los Angeles, 1936. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

50 amazing found snaps show European trips of three ladies in…

50 amazing found snaps show European trips of three ladies in the mid-1930s.

Old photos of people on sidewalk of Wilshire Boulevard, Los…

Old photos of people on sidewalk of Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles in 1936.

Historic picture shows the different expressions of six polish…

Historic picture shows the different expressions of six polish civilians moments before death by firing squad, 1939.

This group of men show a wide range of emotions: the first from the left looks anguished, the next one looks defiant, the last one looks resigned… but the man third from the left is smiling at his executioners. He knows he is sure to die as others had been executed before him, but he faces his end with a smile.

On September 3, 1939, two days after the start of the German invasion of Poland, a series of killings occurred in and around the Polish town of Bydgoszcz (German: Bromberg), where a sizable German minority lived. These killings were termed ‘Bloody Sunday’.

The Nazis exploited the deaths as grounds for a massacre of Polish inhabitants after the Wehrmacht captured the town. In an act of retaliation for the killings on Bloody Sunday, a number of Polish civilians were executed by German military units of the Einsatzgruppen, Waffen SS, and Wehrmacht.

An itinerant cowpuncher travels with his wife and dog in Alpine,…

An itinerant cowpuncher travels with his wife and dog in Alpine, Texas, 1938. Photographed by Luis Marden.

Joan Crawford playing badminton, 1937.

Joan Crawford playing badminton, 1937.

In 1934, Clyde Barrow sent Henry Ford a letter to thank him for…

In 1934, Clyde Barrow sent Henry Ford a letter to thank him for making great getaway cars.

1938 Phantom Corsair: The regret of a car ahead of its time.

1938 Phantom Corsair: The regret of a car ahead of its time.