Tag Archives: 1930’s

1939: A Cat Standing on Its Hind Legs

Louis Wain: A cat standing on its hind legs, formed by patterns supposed to be in the “Early Greek” style (1925-1939).

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1936: Untitled

Amy Nimr: Untitled (1936)

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1933: Landscape

Franz Sedlacek: Evening Landscape (1933)

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1939: That Mighty Obstruction

Ernest Vincent Wright’s 1939 novel, Gadsby, was written without words that contain the letter “e.” Here is the opening: If youth, throughout all history, had had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a … Continue reading

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1939: Typewriter

This giant Underwood typewriter was on display in the Business Systems and Insurance Building at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. It weighed 14 tons and worked—letters could be typed on stationery measuring 9 by 12 feet.

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1936: Then It Will Be Over

Here we are, alone again. It’s all so slow, so heavy, so sad … I’ll be old soon. Then at last it will be over. So many people have come into my room. They’ve talked. They haven’t said much. They’ve … Continue reading

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1932: Sunset

Charles Ernest Butler: Sunset at Low Tide, Westcliff on Sea (1932)

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