I love old photographs. Old photos are great way to see historic places or important moments in our history. I have collected some really interesting black and white photos from the 1930′s.
Young skater with safety cushion
Dutch boy with a pillow strapped on his backside in order to soften the falling on ice while skating.
Cabaret dancers wearing fake mustaches.
Einstein with Einstein Puppet
The photo was taken by Harry Burnett at Cal Tech in Pasadena where Albert Einstein was teaching. Einstein saw the puppet perform at the Teato Torito and was quite amused. He reached into his jacket’s breast pocket, pulled out a letter and crumpled it up. Speaking in German, he said, “The puppet wasn’t fat enough!” He laughed and stuffed the crumpled letter up under the smock to give the puppet a fatter belly.
Street Scene of Hong Kong in 1934
Vendors and pedestrians along a steep staircase in Hong Kong, November 1934
A photograph of the making of a programme by the BBC about driving errors, taken by Saidman in 1939 for the Daily Herald.
Construction of Mount Rushmore
Students in a tent at Thingvellir, Iceland
Stalin pulling a face at his bodyguard
Stalin is captured in this photograph by Lt. Gen. Nikolai Vlasik, the Soviet dictator’s bodyguard. Vlasik’s off-the-record photos of Stalin caused a sensation in the early 1960s when an enterprising Soviet journalist spirited some out, selling them to newspapers and magazines worldwide.
Driving Across the Pudding River
A crazy designed method of crossing a river.
Coats Coat Coat Store
A huge showcase of clothes.
Mussolini’s Fascist Headquarters in Rome
One of the most interesting political poster I have ever seen in my life.
Max Factor’s Beauty Micrometer
Probably a tool of measuring the dimensions of “beauty”.
Transport in The Past
Two men driving in an experimental car with no outer bodywork in the 1930′s. (Photo by Keystone View/FPG/Getty Images)
Construction of the Hoover Dam
Alfred Hitchcock in LA
Bonnie and Clyde
Burning cigarette dispenser
Disposing of Alcohol During Prohibition
Bullets for Hitler
Soviet Sport Girls
Empire State Opening
Bristol Railway Station, England
A young passenger asks a station attendant for directions. Bristol Railway Station, England, 1936, by George W. Hales.
The models for American Gothic
Construction worker dangles from a crane
Construction worker dangles from a crane winch during construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, 1930