The Dirty Thirties

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Sep 6
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John Gutmann Photography: Love-Hate Graffiti. New Orleans, 1937.

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John Gutmann Photography: Love-Hate Graffiti. New Orleans, 1937.
Sep 6
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Sep 6
Ecstasy, 1933.
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Ecstasy, 1933.

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Sep 6
Gail Patrick, 1937

Gail Patrick, 1937

Sep 6
Vogue 1936 - Illustrated by Braquin

Vogue 1936 - Illustrated by Braquin

Sep 6

SMUT-TO-GO

I have asked you nicely on this blog AND via email and you have failed to respond in any way.

So I will say it again, not so nicely:

STOP STRIPPING REBLOG AND SOURCE LINKS.

It is rude and upsetting to other tumblr users.

THANK YOU.

Sep 6
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One of the only known photos of Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938)

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One of the only known photos of Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938)
Sep 6
Anna May Wong by Carl Van Vechten
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Anna May Wong by Carl Van Vechten

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Sep 5
Couple in Racoon Coats.  Harlem, 1932.
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Couple in Racoon Coats.  Harlem, 1932.

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Sep 5
Sep 5
Isa Miranda in 'Hotel Imperial', 1939.
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Isa Miranda in 'Hotel Imperial', 1939.

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Sep 5

Robert Johnson - Terraplane Blues (3:04 - November 23, 1936)

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When Robert Johnson’s records began appearing, Johnson made the rounds to his relatives and the various children he had fathered to bring them the records himself. The first songs to appear were “Terraplane Blues” and “Last Fair Deal Gone Down,” probably the only recordings of his that he would live to hear.

The car model Terraplane becomes a metaphor for sex. “Terraplane Blues” is among only a handful of songs that were released during Johnson’s lifetime, and it became a moderate regional hit, selling 5,000 copies. The guitar licks and riffs in Terraplane Blues are very similar to those used in Cross Road Blues. In the lyrical narrative, the car will not start and Johnson suspects that his girlfriend let another man drive it when he was gone. In describing the various mechanical problems with his Terraplane, Johnson creates a setting of thinly-veiled sexual innuendo.

Robert Johnson (musician) - Wikipedia

Sep 4
Weird Tales March, 1938
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Weird Tales March, 1938

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Sep 4
moorewr:xplanes:   the LZ-129 Hindenburg, circa 1936

moorewr:xplanes:  the LZ-129 Hindenburg, circa 1936

Sep 4
Nude with Lamp Fixture 1934 by Man Ray
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Nude with Lamp Fixture 1934 by Man Ray

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