The gentleman’s father-in-law, Elmer Salmina, had been the Larkmead winemaker back in those days, the son of Felix Salmina (the . And so the bottles returned to their home, and our visit was as good an excuse as any to sample a couple of them. It’s not uncommon to come across the occasional bottle of Madeira from the 19th Century, and I had been lucky enough to pull the corks on some Huet Vouvrays from the 1920s when I worked as a sommelier. From a vineyard that’s still producing to this day? “What’s particularly cool about having these bottles is that that was a time when California was producing immigrant wine,” says Petroski. (There was an exception written into the Volstead Act that allowed families to make up to 200 gallons per year for home use.
Another exception included sacramental wine for the church).
‘From being very young the 30s and 40s always had a pull on me.
Visiting museums with 30s/40s rooms I just wanted the rooms to be “alive”.
Discovering the secret to the perfect marriage has been on the minds of husbands and wives for quite some time. It operated on a point system and was split into two sections: one side was titled merits and included positive things a spouse could do, and the the other side was titled demerits and included behaviors that negatively impacted marriages.
In fact, even in the 1930s, researchers were trying to scientifically prove what actions and behaviors would lead to the greatest happiness. MUST-SEE: Adorable Couple in Restaurant Proves Growing Old Doesn't Have to Mean Growing Up Times have definitely changed since the 1930s as evidenced by the actions that qualified as merits or demerits.
(1930s fashion show via Wearing History) The 1930s were a time of economic hardship for the majority of North Americans.
The Great Depression vastly influenced the fashion industry, in that most families were unable to spend much money on clothing beyond the necessities.
Despite the test being outdated, there are still some items on the list that would resonate with couples today, such as not flirting with members of the opposite sex.
Now some years later and with blacker hands I’ve created my 1939 house,’ she told Survivor79 It’s fair to say, she’s totally committed to the idea of living like a 1930s housewife – the only thing she’s missing is her wartime husband. ‘I’ve had few boyfriends, but I know I’m a bit of a novelty and once that novelty wears off, well, most people find me quite hard to live with.
‘But I haven’t entirely given up hope – I mean, I still like to think that I am a pretty good catch.’ While any future boyfriend would have to be okay with Joanne getting up to empty the chamber pot every morning, and would need to fancy a woman in giant bloomers, Joanne argues she’s a pretty good catch.
Because of this, handmade clothing was extremely common.
If you’ve read much on 1930s fashion you may have heard the term “feedsack” used.