Put on your warmest Nordic turtleneck, whip yourself up a hot buttered rum, and warm your feet by the fire—you’ve had a long day on the slopes and the lodge’s evening festivities are about to begin!
You, there! You look like slightly chilly and ready for a new autumn wardrobe, making you the target of this 1933 seasonal fashion preview.
See here, we’ve got a pretty young woman in a swimsuit we’d like to display to her best advantage. What’ll we do? Oh, obviously—we’ll perch her on the diving board.
Beginning in the mid 1930s, government-funded photographers fanned out across the country to document America. And now, thanks to a spiffy new database, you can browse these frankly amazing photos county by county. Look up your hometown!
We live in an age of wonders, they say. Forget your jetpacks; your iPhone boasts as much computing power as Apollo 11. But perhaps we left behind some technologies worth reviving for anybody who’s ever groaned out loud at the idea of dragging ass to the gym. Behold, a 1938 contraption for exercising via electrified…
Ooh, Glo-Ray lingerie!
We'd love these 30s ads for the gorgeous artwork alone, but the weird copy makes them truly fascinating.