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February 5, 2021

35 Vintage Photos Capture People at Home From the 1930s

During the Great Depression, new materials such as stainless steel and plastic began to emerge. Chrome plating, highly polished surfaces and finishes became popular, giving rise to a sleeker form of the style, called Streamline Moderne.


In homes, a 1930s interior is characterized by striking color combinations; usually golds, oranges and blue shades and, of course, monochrome. Bold geometrics appeared in tiling, parquet flooring, door panels, lighting and metalwork.

The sleeker form of the style during this time also gave rise to minimalism in interior architecture; pure white walls formed a dramatic backdrop for polished, curved handrails and black and white flooring.

These vintage photos captured people at home in the 1930s.







































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