The Gallery — 1930s

Hats in Vintage Graphic Art: 1888-1939

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Hats in Vintage Graphic Art: 1888-1939

One of the first things we tend to notice about the way people used to dress is that overwhelmingly common, (and today almost outlandish,) fashion accessory: the hat. It may seem strange to us today, but in this time period, hats were not just common--they were a requirement! To see someone without a hat in those days would have been roughly the equivalent of seeing someone without pants today. Shocking! And as can be expected, such a common practice inevitably found its way into the art of its time. Today we will be exploring the lost sartorial custom of hat...

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Top 5 Life Magazine Covers (1930-1936)

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Top 5 Life Magazine Covers (1930-1936)

In the 1930s, the days of Life magazine's tenure as a humor magazine were numbered. The magazine, which suffered a decline in subscriptions ever since the end of the First World War, was eventually sold to Henry Luce, the owner of Time Inc., in 1936, who subsequently rebranded it as a photojournalism magazine. The photojournalism itself, which depicted such momentous and iconic events as John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Moon Landing, the British Invasion, the Great Depression, The Vietnam War, and World War II, was very well done, and could easily have made John Ames Mitchell (the original editor in...

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