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The Shadow's Era: 1930s and 1940s Links

The 1930s and 1940s (General History):
American History of the 1930's
A comprehensive list of links about the history, culture, personalities, and events of the 1930s.

1930s Project
This site views the 1930s through film, newspapers, art, and radio. Check out the various links and clips featured.

Flickback
This site offers CDs with information on different decades. On the 1930s CD, The Shadow gets a brief mention

 

The Great Depression:
The Great Depression and the Stock Market Crash of 1929
Recommended by Librarians and Teachers for its educational resources on the Great Depression and the stock market crash. This site has a wealth of related links at the bottom of the page.

The Stock Market Crash of 1929
A good introduction to the crash that kicked of the Great Depression Check out the various links at the bottom of the page for more information for this event.

What You Need to Know About the Stock Market
A Student-recommended site about how the stock market works. It also features the history behind events such the Great Depression and the recent financial crisis of 2008.

The Stock Market and The Great Depression
A Student-recommended site featuring a brief history of the stock market crash of 1929 and its impact on agriculture, employment, and industry. Also includes several links to other sites for further information.

Trading Education: Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression
This online trading education site features an article about the history of the stock market crash and the Great Depression. Also includes links about the roaring twenties that preceded the crash, the lives of people during the Depression, and the end of the Depression and recovery. A Student-recommended site.

Learning About The Great Depression
A Student-recommended site that has a brief history of the stock market crash of 1929 and features embedded links to other sites for more information.

The Great Depression The Stock Market Crash and Beyond
A Student-recommended site about the history of the Great Depression, the stock market crash and its repercussions, and the New Deal. Includes links to to other sites for more information.

 

Art Deco:
Art Deco
Besides the various Art Deco items you can purchase from this site, you can read up about the history of the style.

Decopix
For those of you interested in this style, this site offers lots of pictures of Art Deco architecture and artwork for your enjoyment.

Erté Art Deco Museum of Fashion and Theatre Designs
A Museum dedicated to fashion and stage designer Erté. Lots of beautiful works you can view, including Harpers Bazaar covers, sculpture, curtain designs, fashions, and more.

 

Fashion:
The Costumer's Manifesto
A great site for researching fashion history and learning about costume making. The webmistress is a teacher and costume designer. Check out the links for 1930s and 1940s clothing.

The Costume Gallery
This site has online resources and article for costume research, as well as links to costume designers, costume-related businesses, and online courses. You can also view (or attend) the annual Online Costume Ball!

 

Technology:
Beyond Cable: The History of Television
Developed in the wake of radio technology in the 1920s and 1930s, television would not come into prominence until the 1950s. In the 1994 movie, we caught a glimpse of The Shadow in his sanctum using this technology to communicate with his agent, Burbank. So it looks like The Shadow was decades ahead in this field! This Teacher/Student-recommended site includes various links about the history of this popular media.

The History of Telecommunication
A Teacher/Student-recommended site chronicling the history of how people have communicated with each other, from prehistoric smoke signals to VoIP technology. The Shadow's era saw several advances, including the Videophone (think Skype with early TV technology instead of the PC) which was featured in the 1994 movie.

Chicago Cars Al Capone May Have Driven New
An article from Craigslist featuring a seller's list of vintage cars from the 1920s and 1930s (some restored, some converted into tricked-out Hot Rods, and some needing serious work.) Includes a brief description of each car model.

 

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