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  • Ben Selvin's Happy Days are Here Again and Harry Richman's Puttin' On the Ritz were both #1 hits in 1930.
  • The Wizard of Oz hit the big screen along with Gone with the Wind.
  • Superman is shown for the first time in comics.
  • A gallon of gas cost 10 cents.
  • The average income was 1,970 in 1930, but it fell to 1,730 by 1939.
  • A house sold for $7,145. in 1930 and $3,800 in 1939.
  • If you wanted a new car in 1930, you would have to pay an average of $640. By 1939, that would be $700.

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1930s Pictures