1934: Life, In Color

We’ve been looking at 1934 for a while now, and it just so happens that my favorite Strib columnist, James Lileks, is scanning and publishing a Sears catalog from that time.

The Daily Globe was all in black and white at that point, so it’s been easy to think of the whole era as black and white, as if people were made of thin paper and black ink. But it wasn’t.

The Great Depression did not suck the color out of the world.

Check out Lileks’ scans of the Sears catalog of 1934, in gorgeous color.

Lileks is putting together a 1930s-themed section and it already includes Dream Kitchens of 1939, too, also in lively color. Well worth a look.