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    1930s Scrapbook (Scrapbook) (Hardback) By (author) Robert Opie

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    DescriptionFilled to the brim with images, this scrapbook of the 1930s overflows with nostalgia, for those who remember that extraordinary era. For those who do not, this wealth of imagery provides a vivid insight into a time when sliced bread had just reached the table and Butlin's holiday camps had recently opened. Life in the 1930s for many was not easy; for others, who had known Victorian times, the pace of change was frightening, and 'modern' life led to 'nerve tension'. Yet change brought a better standard of living and numerous new products helped the daily routine. Electrical appliances were a boon to housewives without servants, affordable motor cars made access to the countryside easier, new fun included Dinky Toys, Monopoly and a stream of delectable confectionery (Mars bars, KitKat, Black Magic, Cadbury's Roses). The aluminium milk bottle top made its appearance. Design was memorable for the red telephone kiosk, the Anglepoise lamp and the Underground map - all still in evidence today. The Royal Family went through a turbulent year following the death of George V, when Edward VIII decided he had to abdicate. The speeding motorist was hampered by 30 mph restrictions, and pedestrian crossings were guarded by Belisha beacons. By the end of the 1930s, television held exciting promise for the future, but a growing tension focused on impending war. The 1930s Scrapbook has drawn together the best from the Robert Opie Collection. The images are as bright today as when they were purchased in the shops. Coronation souvenirs, film and fashion magazines, fireworks, comics and Christmas crackers - all survived to tell a remarkable story.


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    Title
    1930s Scrapbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Opie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 272 mm
    Height: 384 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 1,102 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780954795450
    ISBN 10: 0954795458
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    DC22: 941.083
    Abridged Dewey: 300
    BISAC V2.8: SOC023000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC21: 941.083
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DB, 3JJG
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHTB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    The Museum of Brands
    Imprint name
    Pi Global Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    01 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Since the 1970s, Robert Opie has amassed an unrivalled collection of packaging.