What do the 1930s mean to you? We invite you to tell us your own stories — whether you lived through the tumultuous decade or learned about it from a relative, a book or a movie. Comment on the decade as a whole, or on any of our 1930s film subjects:
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.