Download or Read eBook Home Life in the 1930s and 40s PDF written by Faye Gardner and published by Evans Brothers. This book was released on 2011-07-31 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Joyce Williams explains what life was like growing up on a farm in Wales during the 1930s and 40s. Includes notes for teachers with activities and cross curricular work. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Download or Read eBook The 1930s Home PDF written by Greg Stevenson and published by Shire Publications. This book was released on 2008-03-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centers found themselves able to afford new-build homes with hot running water, a bathroom indoors, and even aerials for the wireless already installed. Some four million houses were erected, and interest in interior home decoration boomed. This fully illustrated book introduces the homes that people fell in love with in the 1930s, and the fixtures and fittings that went in them. It is not only a practical and valuable companion for people who own or wish to renovate an inter-war house, but will also appeal to all those interested in period design.
Download or Read eBook The Arts and the American Home, 1890-1930 PDF written by Jessica H. Foy and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1995-07 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Between 1890 and 1930, the domestic arts, as well as the daily life of the American family, began to reflect rapid advances in technology, aesthetics, and attitudes about American culture. Pictorial, literary, musical, and decorative arts from this era all reveal a shift from clutter to clarity and from profusion to restraint as modern conveniences, ranging from pre-stamped needlework patterns to central heat, were introduced into the domestic environment. However, the household arts were also affected by an enduring strain of conservatism reflected in the popularity of historically inspired furnishing styles. In this collection of essays, ten experts in turn-of-the-century popular and material culture examine how the struggle between modernity and tradition was reflected in various facets of the household aesthetic. Their findings touch on sub-themes of gender, generation, and class to provide a fascinating commentary on what middle-class Americans were prepared to discard in the name of modernity and what they stubbornly retained for the sake of ideology. Through an examination of material culture and prescriptive literature from this period, the essayists also demonstrate how changes in artistic expression affected the psychological, social, and cultural lives of everyday Americans. This book joins a growing list of titles dedicated to analyzing and interpreting the cultural dimensions of past domestic life. Its essays shed new light on house history by tracking the transformation of a significant element of home life - its expressions of art.
Download or Read eBook The 1930s House Explained PDF written by Trevor Yorke and published by England's Living History. This book was released on 2006 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Milwaukee in the 1930s PDF written by John D. Buenker and published by Wisconsin Historical Society. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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What would it be like to take an intensive tour of Milwaukee as it was during the late 1930s—at the confluence of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the run-up to World War II? That is precisely what the participants in the Federal Writers Project did while researching their Guide to Milwaukee. The fruits of their labors were ready for publication by 1940, but for a number of reasons the finished product never saw the light of day—until now. Fortunately, the manuscript has been carefully preserved in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives . Seventy-five years after the work’s completion, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and historian John D. Buenker present this guide—now serving as a time machine, ready to transport readers back to the Milwaukee of the 1930s, neighborhood by neighborhood, building by building. Much more than a nostalgic snapshot, the book examines Milwaukee’s history from its earliest days to 1940. Buenker’s thoughtful introduction provides historical context, detailing the FWP’s development of this guide, as well as Milwaukee’s political climate leading up to, and during, the 1930s. Next, essays on thirteen "areas," ranging from Civic Center to Bay View, delve deeper into the geography, economy, and culture of old Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, and simulated auto tours take readers to locales still familiar today, exploring the city’s most celebrated landmarks and institutions. With a calendar of annual events and a list of public services and institutions, plus dozens of photographs from the era, Milwaukee in the 1930s provides a unique record of a pre–World War II American city.
Download or Read eBook Seven Years in China in the 1930s PDF written by Jean Wemyss-Gorman and published by Grosvenor House Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-28 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Engaged to be married, John and Ruth Carpenter were aged 26 and 21 years respectively when they left their sheltered backgrounds in 1931 and set sail for China to fulfil their missionary calling. They could never have imagined what lay in store for them over the next seven years, a time of great turmoil in China's history, but they faced each challenge with remarkable courage and sense of purpose, confident that God would guide, protect and provide for them. That assurance would be put to the test as they had to adapt to a different culture and difficult climate, often living in primitive conditions and having to face danger, illness, disease and discouragement. However, they remained steadfast throughout, sustained by their strong unwavering faith and sense of mission. This is a unique collection of over 500 letters written by John and Ruth to their families in England 7,000 miles away and long before the days of modern forms of communication. The letters give an enthralling first-hand, day-to-day account of their life as it unfolded and are beautifully written, informative and interesting both historically and culturally. They are frank, amusing, poignant and at times heart-rending and paint vivid pictures of the world around them. The reader travels with them along a truly emotional journey, sharing their pleasures, anguish, fun and laughter, uncertainties, dangers and joys, and cannot fail to become totally immersed in the world they inhabit. The journal is compiled and edited by Jean Wemyss-Gorman, daughter of John and Ruth, on the 90th anniversary of their sailing to China.
Download or Read eBook The Era of Modernization Through the 1930s PDF written by Kathy Sammis and published by Walch Publishing. This book was released on 2000 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook The 1930s PDF written by William H. Young and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2002-10-30 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Most historical studies bury us in wars and politics, paying scant attention to the everyday effects of pop culture. Welcome to America's other history—the arts, activities, common items, and popular opinions that profoundly impacted our national way of life. The twelve narrative chapters in this volume provide a textured look at everyday life, youth, and the many different sides of American culture during the 1930s. Additional resources include a cost comparison of common goods and services, a timeline of important events, notes arranged by chapter, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index. The dark cloud of the Depression shadowed most Americans' lives during the 1930s. Books, movies, songs, and stories of the 1930s gave Americans something to hope for by depicting a world of luxury and money. Major figures of the age included Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Irving Berlin, Amelia Earhart, Duke Ellington, the Marx Brothers, Margaret Mitchell, Cole Porter, Joe Louis, Babe Ruth, Shirley Temple, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Innovations in technology and travel hinted at a Utopian society just off the horizon, group sports and activities gave the unemployed masses ways to spend their days, and a powerful new demographic—the American teenager—suddenly found itself courted by advertisers and entertainers.
Download or Read eBook Remaking Home Economics PDF written by Sharon Y. Nickols and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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These new essays, relevant for a variety of fields--history, women's studies, STEM, and family and consumer sciences itself--take current and historical perspectives on home economics philosophy, social responsibility, and public outreach; food and clothing; gender and race in career settings; and challenges to the field's identity and continuity.
Download or Read eBook Consuming Mass Fashion in 1930s England PDF written by Cheryl Roberts and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-10-17 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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This book details a significant and largely untold history of the demand for cheap, fashionable clothing for young working-class women. This is an interdisciplinary fashion and business history analysis that investigates the design, manufacture, retailing and consumption of fashion for and by young working-class women in 1930s Britain. It concentrates on new mass developments in the design and manufacture of lightweight day dresses styled for younger women, and on their retailing in the second-hand trade and seconds dealing, street markets, new multiple stores, department stores, independent dress shops and home dressmaking. The book also discusses the specific impact of this new product within the emerging mass manufactured goods mail order catalogue industry in England. These outlets all offered venues of consumption to the young, employed, modern working-class woman, and are analysed in the context of old and new businesses practices. The actuality of the garments worn by these young women is paramount to this research and will be at the forefront of all findings and outcomes.