“Decorative Draperies and Upholstery” by Edward Thorne was first published in 1929 and contains 64 stunning inspirational illustrations. We have just added a couple of sections from the book to our web-site. These relate to the history of drapery, and living room drapes. At this stage there are no illustrations but the different deco... continued here

In 1924 the WOMAN’S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES of Scranton, Pa published a comprehensive Cooking Course. The Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery consists of five volumes that cover the various phases of the subject of cookery as it is carried on in the home. Volume 1 deals with the essentials of cookery, cereals, bre... continued here

Those who would “talk down” the bull market when the more obvious part of the record is against them have eagerly seized upon the figures of stocks which have declined and of stocks which have gone up. They contend that in reality we have been having a bear market. On the other hand, they neglect to state that the various statistics on ... continued here

SOUNDS TOO HIGH TO HEAR SOUND-WAVES of too high a pitch to affect the ear have been produced and are likely to prove useful, we are told by an editorial writer in The Electrical World. Such waves, of course, are not sound in the strictest sense, for sound-waves are due to vibrations within the audibility range of human beings. This audibility cease... continued here

We have added the British 1920′s Toy Book - ”Things to Make” by Archibald Williams, to the web-site. It contains illustrated instructions on making toys and household items from the period. Many of the toy models are classics that are eagerly sought by collectors today and will provide hours of enjoyment if you have the pati... continued here

FOR THE FIRST TIME in our immigration history we lost, in the fiscal year which ended June 30, 1925 more unskilled workers than we gained. Six European countries failed to fill their allotted quotas, and sixteen received back from the United States more of their own nationals than emigrated to this country. Is this striking evidence of improving... continued here

Last month did something to improve the record. The same list of stocks rose approximately 60 points from late May to early September, placing the average price level at a new high record. The average price appreciation was one and one-quarter points, or $1.25 a share a day for each trading day in June, July and August, the months formerly regarded... continued here

The 1920-30.com web-site and blog are an opportunity for me to make available to a wider audience the content of my collection of 1920′s books and magazines plus brochures, postcards etc.  I will be adding thousands of additional web-pages over the next few years in addition to the hundreds already existing. Subjects and topics will ... continued here

The term “Cocoa,” a corruption of “Cacao,” is almost universally used in English-speaking countries to designate the seeds of the small tropical tree known to botanists as THEOBROMA CACAO, from which a great variety of preparations under the name of cocoa and chocolate for eating and drinking are made. The name “Chocol... continued here

AERONAUTIC ADVANCES by ALEXANDER KLEMIN, Sc.M. Professor of Aeronautics, New York University ONE  of  the most striking developments of the year in aeronautics has been the use of ethylene glycol in the cooling of aircraft engines. Since water boils at 212 degrees F., operating temperatures must be kept down to 180 degrees. With ethylene glyc... continued here