Vintage Trailer Interiors From The 1930's
Despite the financial devastation that the "Great Depression" inflicted on the economy during the 1930's, many successful families still retained enough wealth to easily afford the luxuries in life, like an elegant travel trailer. Most trailers produced during this decade followed the simple "bread loaf" shape with a tin roof and masonite siding, but the 1930's was an era of high style and opulent design in cars, architecture and clothing, so a lot of the trailers built during this decade came with beautifully designed and constructed interiors. The styling and detailed craftsmanship of these fine travel coach interiors often rivaled the interiors in the finest Pullman train cars and elegant hotels in San Francisco and New York. With dark hand-rubbed walnut, cherry and mahogany cabinetry and paneling, intricate wood molding, extensive fine tile work, rich curtains and draperies, elegant light fixtures, and Art Deco furnishings, these early travel trailer interiors were true works of art. Far from "roughing it", these trailer "campers" afforded their owners the comforts and luxuries they were used to enjoying in their elegant mansions.