Resource List 
The Great Buildings Site
This is a great site for looking up individual buildings from all over the world. It includes information on the buildings and images of them.

The New York Times, Time magazine, Fortune magazine from the 1930's.
These are available on microfilm in most large libraries and are an infinite resource for contemporary reactions to art, exhibitions, buildings, and design.

American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America by Robert Hughes
This book is an excellent art, design, and architecture resource. Chapter 6, "Early Modernism" and chapter 7, "Streamlines and Breadlines", are full of images from the 1930's.

The Machine Age by Richard Guy Wilson
This is a large book, full of great images from the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. It it an interesting cultural account of how modernism and the machine aesthetic were embraced by America. Required reading for anyone interested in modern, streamlined design popular at this time.

Design this Day by Walter Dorwin Teaque (1930)
Teaque was one of the first industrial designers, and his book covers the incorporation of design into buildings, interiors, transportation, etc. The book also contains pages and pages of machine images.
Modern Architecture: International Exhibition (1932)
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Horizons by Norman Bel Geddes (1932)
Bel Geddes was another prominent industrial designer in the 1920's and 1930's. He was very interested in streamlining and in designing machines for the future, some of which were quite outlandish. He designed the Futurama exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair.

Chairs 1930 s to 1950 s

Pennzoil's History of Racing 1930 s

1930 s Golden Era Aircraft

National Historic Route 66 Federation Photo Gallery

Margie's 1930 s and 1940 s Web Links