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1930 1939 Collection

"Stepping into the Glamorous Era: Exploring the 1930s" Step back in time to the enchanting decade of the 1930s, where elegance and innovation reigned supreme

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Banjo, (B&W)

Banjo, (B&W)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: The Beresford Apartment House In New York

The Beresford Apartment House In New York
Photo shows the view north up Central Park West from in front of the Natural History Museum to the Beresford apartment building, New York, late 1930s

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the first Art Deco hotel in Britain

Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the first Art Deco hotel in Britain
circa 1935: A view of the front elevation of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire. Designed by architect Oliver Hill and built in 1932-33 by the London Midland & Scottish Railway

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Gas Masks For Dogs

Gas Masks For Dogs
1939: Three Airedale dogs wearing their special gas masks at a Surrey kennel. They are being trained by Lt Col E. H. Richardson. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
circa 1930: Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Neidpath Castle

Neidpath Castle
25th January 1937: 15th century Neidpath Castle in the southern Scottish county of Peeblesshire in the Borders Region. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Boston Stump

Boston Stump and River Welland, Lincolnshire, circa 1930. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Billingsgate Market

Billingsgate Market
circa 1930: Horse-drawn carts at Billingsgate Fish Market in London. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Group of young women wearing bathing suits, portrait (B&W sepia)

Group of young women wearing bathing suits, portrait (B&W sepia)
Bathing suits reflect different eras from Victorian to 1930 s. archival image

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Blackpool Station

Blackpool Station
9th July 1934: The Fylde Coast Express leaving Blackpool Station on its inaugural trip to London. Blackpool Tower is in the background. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Hudson Steam Loco

Hudson Steam Loco
A streamlined 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive of the New York Central Railroad. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the engines were introduced in 1938

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Silver Link Locomotive

Silver Link Locomotive
The new LNER Class A4 2509 Silver Link steam locomotive, 16th September 1935. The streamlined locomotive will pull the Silver Jubilee express between London and Newcastle

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Galleria Umberto

Galleria Umberto
circa 1930: Galleria Umberto, Naples, one of Europes most famous shopping arcades. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Guinness Time

Guinness Time
1932: Lit up advertisements in Piccadilly Circus, London (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Lyons Corner House

Lyons Corner House
circa 1930: Lyons Corner House on junction of Coventry Street and Rupert Street in Piccadilly, London W1. (Photo by Sasha/Keystone/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: R101

R101
4th October 1930: R101 at its moorings in Cardington, Bedfordshire prior to its departure for India. It crashed en-route. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Queen Mary Passengers view New York Dawn

Queen Mary Passengers view New York Dawn
Passengers on board the Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary view the New York skyline as the ship docks in Manhattan at dawn. Original Publication: Picture Post - 198 - Atlantic Crossing - pub

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Stand To Attention

Stand To Attention
29th September 1931: Peter, the mongrel dog of Tower View in London begging on a jetty near Tower Bridge. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Austin Seven

Austin Seven
24th August 1931: An Austin Seven motor car. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt
1936: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) the 32nd President of the United States from 1933-45. A Democrat, he led his country through the depression of the 1930s and World War II

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Vauxhall Motor-Car

Vauxhall Motor-Car
24th August 1931: A Vauxhall (1932 model) parked in a London street. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Christs College

Christs College
circa 1930: The gateway of Christs College, Cambridge, depicting the college crest. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Herbert Felton/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Paycocke s

Paycocke s, a Tudor house dating from around 1500, in the market town of Coggeshall, Essex, circa 1935. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt
16th June 1936: American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945). (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Naked woman sitting on chair in studio, (B&W), portrait

Naked woman sitting on chair in studio, (B&W), portrait

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Retro Style Scene of old gas station in Arizona Desert

Retro Style Scene of old gas station in Arizona Desert
Old gas station with prickly pear cactus in vast desert landscape

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Flat Out

Flat Out
circa 1930: Two naked women lie face down side by side. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Budapest 1930s City Scene

Budapest 1930s City Scene
circa 1930: Pedestrians make their way along the wooden sidewalks and trams cross a river bridge in the bustling city of Budapest, Hungary

Background image1930 1939 Collection: King Kong

King Kong
1933: The giant ape, star of the Radio Picture King Kong, shown in comparison to eight normal sized apes, to emphasize its colossal size. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Vantage Point

Vantage Point
27th August 1938: A row of spectators watching the match between Arsenal and Portsmouth from a convenient vantage point overlooking the Arsenal ground

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Dawn Swim

Dawn Swim
22nd February 1933: A 10 year old boy follows his father into the water at Victoria Park, London for an early morning swim

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Magician pulling rabbit out of hat

Magician pulling rabbit out of hat
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1930s: Hands of magician performing magic trick, pulling rabbit out of top hat. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Streamlined Hudson

Streamlined Hudson
A streamlined 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive of the New York Central Railroad. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the engines were introduced in 1938

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Roosevelt At Sea

Roosevelt At Sea
circa 1935: American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt on board an American warship. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Bruges Dog Cart

Bruges Dog Cart
circa 1930: A dog cart parked up at Bruges, Belgium. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Union Pacific Loco

Union Pacific Loco
circa 1935: The imposing front view of a Union Pacific railroad engine with an Art Deco style typeface. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Friesian Cows

Friesian Cows
circa 1930: A Dutch farmer milking one of his Friesian dairy cows by hand. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Herbert Felton/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Promenaders

Promenaders
circa 1930: Promenade des Anglais, Nice, with the Casino de la Jetee in the background. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Cunard Ocean Liner RMS Aquitania

Cunard Ocean Liner RMS Aquitania
2nd August 1934: The RMS Aquitania photographed at Southampton. (Photo by Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Portsmouth Beach

Portsmouth Beach
19th August 1939: A solitary deckchair in front of the esplanade on Portsmouth beach, Hampshire. Original Publication: Picture Post - 202 - Portsmouth - Pub

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Cheltenham Flyer

Cheltenham Flyer
The GWR (Great Western Railway) Cheltenham Flyer (aka Cheltenham Spa Express ) service, leaving Paddington station, London, on its way to Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire, July 1937

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Steam Train In Snow

Steam Train In Snow
A London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) steam locomotive hauling a passenger train 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Back View Of Car With Just Married Sign

Back View Of Car With Just Married Sign
UNITED STATES - Circa 1930s: Back View Of Car With Just Married Sign. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Mannequin In The Nude

Mannequin In The Nude
Undraped mannequins in the window of a London shop before the sales, circa 1930. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Three Liners

Three Liners
The USS Leviathan alongside White Stars Majestic and Cunards Berengaria in Southampton Dock. The Leviathan and Berengaria are both captured Hamburg America vessels

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Building In Sydney

Building In Sydney
circa 1930: Sydney harbour bridge under construction. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1930 1939 Collection: Bus Splash

Bus Splash
26th April 1934: A London bus splashes along flooded Shooters Hill Road in Blackheath following heavy rain. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)



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"Stepping into the Glamorous Era: Exploring the 1930s" Step back in time to the enchanting decade of the 1930s, where elegance and innovation reigned supreme. The iconic Midland Hotel in Morecambe stands tall as Britain's first Art Deco hotel, showcasing its timeless beauty. Across the globe, marvel at the engineering masterpiece that is Sydney Harbour Bridge, a symbol of strength and connectivity. Meanwhile, witness the sleek Silver Link Locomotive racing through landscapes with grace and power. In bustling London, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Billingsgate Market - a hub of activity where fresh produce meets lively conversations. And who could forget Banjo? This beloved black-and-white film brought joy to audiences during this era. Transportation took on new heights with Hudson Steam Loco chugging along tracks effortlessly. Meanwhile, children delighted in Babar's adventures through captivating illustrations found within "ABC OF BABAR O. " Travel posters became works of art themselves; one such gem was a Southern Railway poster enticing travelers to explore Ramsgate's coastal charm through a stunning color lithograph. For history enthusiasts seeking ancient wonders, Neidpath Castle whispers tales from centuries past while Boston Stump proudly showcases its architectural grandeur. The carefree spirit of summer comes alive as young women don their bathing suits for an unforgettable portrait captured in timeless sepia tones. And for those seeking leisurely escapes or thrilling adventures alike, Blackpool Station served as a gateway to excitement and relaxation by the sea. The 1930s were an era defined by progress and style - from architectural marvels to artistic masterpieces - leaving an indelible mark on our collective memory. Step into this glamorous period and let its allure transport you back in time.