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THEATER 6 - Costume Unit 1900 thru 1940's: 1930s

1930s Fashion


CHANEL FASHIONS, C1930s. - Composite Photograph Highlighting The Various Features Of Fashions Designed By Coco Chanel, C1930s.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 16 Nov 2011.

Image Database

Britannica Image Quest 

The best place to search for images.

Search tip: use keywords "1930s fashion" and "1930s" to find a fascinating selection of images of people, places, events and artifacts.

*Be sure to cite the images you use. Copy the MLA citation on the lower right hand side.

Remote Access

To access databases and eBook articles outside of school you will need passwords.

To find them, go to the "Library, Middle School" teacher page. There you will find a list of online resources complete with links, usernames and passwords.

Click here to login to Teacher Pages.

Life Magazine

Browse  Life Magazine for photos and advertisements that capture the time period.

Pop Culture Universe database

Pop Culture Universe  Begin your research here!

Select "Explore a Decade"

Go to "Introduction to the 1930s"  for an overview

Click on the pull down menu next to "Fact and Figures" to find:

  • "Fashion Trends of 1930-1934"
  • "Fashion Trends of 1935-1939"

See "Media & Visuals"

See "Timeline"

Research Tip: Copy the source citation located at the bottom of each article you use

eBook Articles

Men's Fashion

Women's Fashion

Fashion Overview

Clothing, 1930-45  Fashion, Costume, and Culture (eBook)  

The 1930s Lifestyles and Social Trend: Overview   UXL American Decades (eBook)

The Americanization of Fashion: Sportswear, the Movies, and the 1930s  Berg Fashion Library (eBook)

Research Tip: Copy the source citation located at the bottom of each article you use.

Selected websites

Fashion History