Here’s some more stuff I found while looking for this and that for the Mermaid thing. This time it’s a good blog for and introduction to firearms, a look at lunch from the NYPL, a ton of stuff on the Fulton Fish Market, some gangster related web pages and material on 1920’s and 1930’s kitchens and home stuff.
I need to be more careful about getting these out. Well here’s some more 1930’s stuff.
More things that I encounter as I look at ideas for the mermaid story.
I’m putting these up to collect them.
The internet continues to provide.
Boston in 1930
Two Coney Island videos.
Transcontinental air service.
Public baths in NYC?
1929 Boston Marathon.
Fourth Ave bookstores.
More NYC stuff.
Some construction videos.
We live in amazing times. So much can be available at your fingertips.
This is another of my series of the things I found while writing my Mermaids story.
Here is the Research Odds and Ends Series
Here’s some more link and related stuff. In this post I’m going to do things like link to books in my library as well. Do I think that everybody will be able to access naval academy textbooks from the 1930’s? Not really, but I never expected to find them either, but when I did I bought them. and the set of The History of Technology and that book on farm life in the Nineteenth Century. The reason I have those references is that that I was open to buying them in the first place. As a writer the goal to be to write a book that Sarah Hoyt will not throw across the room. Your goal should be to not insult the reader’s intelligence, not go so far off the deep end that reader never wants to come back. You should do enough world building that the reader will feel comfortable living in that world.