1930s

The Old Country Store in Gordonton, North Carolina

Great old photo from 1939 in Gordonton, North Carolina. We’re looking at an old country store on a Sunday afternoon. A little Googling shows the building still standing today, which is just fascinating. Take a look at this image we...

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Des Moines, the American Heartland in 1939

During the depths of the Great Depression, this is a photo taken in Des Moines, Iowa. You’re looking at the state capitol building. Source: Shorpy

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View of Adelaide, Australia in the 1930s

This cool old photo shows the city of Adelaide some time in the 1930s. Image Description from historic lecture booklet: “Adelaide is a prosperous city of more than 200,000 people and is the capital city of South Australia. Immediately north...

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What Did Perth, Australia Look Like in the 1930s?

Here is a cool series of photos showing Perth, Australia back in the 1930s. Click on them for more stunning details. They’re quite beautiful. Perth Station, looking west, December 1933 View from outside Railway Office in Wellington Street, Perth, Western...

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1935 Photo of Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York City

Check out this great photo of New York in 1935. You’re looking at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library. It was originally built as the Third District Judicial Courthouse in the 1870s. Jefferson Market Court, southwest...

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Oil Wells in the Middle of 1930s Los Angeles Streets

This is hard to believe, but this image shows Los Angeles back in the 1930s. You’re looking at La Cienega Blvd near 3rd St. Pretty wild to see oil wells in the middle of the street! The road is paved...