Reference Library

July 31st was the first anniversary of Driving for Deco and we wanted to add something new to the site. The reference library is devoted to vintage articles on the “Moderne” style of the 1920’s and 1930’s plus vintage advertisements from the same magazine. Look for a new article every other month.


New Metal Furniture For Modern Schemes – House & Garden – April, 1930. 3 page article and 5 advertisements.

The Exposition of Contemporary Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – House Beautiful – May, 1929. 3 page article and 4 advertisements.

An Apartment in the Twentieth-Century Manner – House Beautiful – November, 1930. 6 page article and 2 advertisements.

Dressing Tables For the Modern Woman – Home & Field – September, 1930. 3 page article.

Some Modern Furniture Designers – House Beautiful – February, 1930. 7 page article and 2 advertisements.

R.M.S. Queen Mary – Fortune – June, 1936. 10 page article and 8 advertisements.

The Sixty-First Floor, Please – House Beautiful – April, 1932. 5 page article and 2 advertisements.

In Our Time – Fortune – February, 1932. 2 page article and 3 advertisements.

Luxury For City Workers – Motion Picture Herald – August 24, 1940. 4 page article

Souvenir of the Great Lakes Exposition – 1936. 18 page photo booklet

Sherwin-Williams Semi-Lustre Paints – circa, 1930. 4 page brochure

Heinz Exhibit – 1939 New York World’s Fair – 5 page brochure

Modern Interior Decoration – Creative Art – May, 1929. 5 page article.






2 thoughts on “Reference Library

  1. Tony & MJ

    Love you articles, pics etc. We also love deco items and would love to be added to your links page. We will add this site shortly.
    Cheers and all the best
    Tony & MJ

    1. Post author

      Hello Tony & MJ,

      Thanks for the nice comment. I have just added your store to the links page and we’re hoping to stop by this summer when we’re in Florida on vacation.

      Anthony & Chris.


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