Category: 1940s

Bela Lugosi and Anne Nagel in a publicity still for Black Friday (1940)

Bela Lugosi and Anne Nagel in a publicity still for Black Friday (1940)

A future fashion show aboard a Bristol 170 freighter plane, specially designed for the style houses of Paris. From Décollage, “le magazine de l’aviation mondiale,” June 21, 1946.

(Gallica BNF)

Joan Avoids a Cold (1947)

Saturn as seen from Titan, painted by Chesley Bonestell, 1948.

Ray Bolger in a rehearsal for the musical By Jupiter, 1942. (Bolger is best known for playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.)

(New York Public Library)

Lewis Wilson as Batman, 1943.

The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a surprise attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor and other facilities in Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941.

(The Atlantic)

Catching a ride on a rocketship, illustrated by S. Kaplan in the Soviet science magazine Knowledge Is Power (Знание-сила), issue #10, 1948.

Women building a B-17 bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California, October 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer for the U.S. Office of War Information.