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5 Interesting Photos from the 1930’s

By Anthony Thurston on March 25th 2013

The 1930s are probably best known for the Great Depression in the United States following the stock market crash of 1929, but maybe they should be known for baby cages and giant outdoor coat displays. This baby cage, sold by the Chelsea Baby Company was suspended outside of the window and designed for people that “had no garden.” I have a feeling that there is nothing legal about this today, but mom and baby look pretty pleased in the photograph.


This coat store thought the best way to lure in the crowds was to show them all the goods right on the outside of the store. My only thought here is what about the rain?


Other interesting photos include a charming portrait of ruthless bank robbing and murdering couple Bonnie and Clyde and Albert Einstein with an Einstein puppet that he apparently spotted while it was preforming and proceeded to criticize how the puppet “wasn’t fat enough!”


Finally, there’s a photo of Stalin making a goofy face at his body guard. I guess even evil dictator types like to poke fun now and again.


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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Photographic history is so awesome!!!

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