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 boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.