Because we've been spending our summer working on house and yard projects, we haven't taken more than a few day trips. They've been fun, but a longer journey would be nice, too - something to actually get out the suitcases for! Maybe next year.
I've never been on a train, but in the 1930s, train travel was pretty common, as were ship voyages. Even a short trip was an event to dress up for, to look forward to, and to enjoy. This luggage ad shows some very nice pieces that one would be proud to travel with. From 'Your Thrift Guide Magazine', July, 1931.
|Suitcases and travel trunk from the 1930s. |
|Wardrobe trunk with sturdy hangers, and suitcase with silk lining. |
The Gladstone bag on the left is very similar to this vintage one I have. I don't think it's the same brand, since I can't see a name on it, but this type of bag probably had common features, no matter who manufactured it.