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"Art Deco" Era (1920s and 1930s)

This selection of approximately 110 images illustrates the 1920s and 1930s, the era marked by the Art Deco movement. The influence of Art Deco was seen in particular in the changing fashions for women and the new trends in design and architecture.

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  • Dresses, coats, handbags, hats, parasols, jewellry, shoes, men's suits, cigarette cases, travel cases;
  • Images and photographs of women, men and children in the 1920s and 30s
  • Dance card;
  • Sofa, toaster, broom, photographs of a radio and gas stove and of a woman and a washing machine;
  • Photographs of display cases and shop windows with shoes, hats and a radio;
  • Photographs of buildings in the Art Deco style.

 

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Evening dress (M966.37.75)

Evening dress
Norman Hartnell
1929, 20th century
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Electric toaster (M990.778.7)

Electric toaster
1920-1940, 20th century
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Holt Renfrew & Co. under construction, Sherbrooke St., Montreal, QC, 1937 (MP-0000.2099.3)

Photograph
Holt Renfrew & Co. under construction, Sherbrooke St., Montreal, QC, 1937
Associated Screen News Ltd.
1937, 20th century
MP-0000.2099.3