And now props and scenes for jazz musicians, singers, dancers, reporters, movie stars, artists, writers, showgirls, party-goers, and regular folk.
620 Camera || Little Vintage Camera || Old Camera || Antique Typewriter || Candlestick Phone || Old Phones || 1930’s Radio || Cathedral Radio || Old Radio || Victrola || Portable Phonograph || Gramophone || Old Microphone || 1910 Electric Car || White Label Taxi || Hot Rod || Big Old Car 05 || 1932 Pierce Arrow || Posable Cable
Notes: I did a search of 20’s and 30’s cameras and these two props looked about right. I haven’t turned up any antique-looking movie making equipment yet. Some of the phones from the Old Phones set are later than the 20’s/30’s era. A daunting-looking typewriter for your Langston Hughes-like characters! The White Taxi is kind of toony, but from the front it looks less so. The Big Old Car is low poly; looks best from a distance — there are also a couple other similar cars in the creator’s portfolio.
Smokes and Booze
Notes: There’s a free martini set at RDNA in the newsletter archives that comes with a shaker, but I didn’t have time to go back and look for it.
Furniture and Decor
Notes: I remember the vase set has incorrect file paths for the textures, so that’ll need to be corrected. Arts & Crafts is a little early for this period, but still works okay.
Upright Piano || Midi Player Piano (also here) || Piano V2 || Accordion || Alto Saxophone || The Saxophone || Morphing Trumpet || Trumpet || Trombone || Tuba || Clarinet || Harmonica || Banjo || Bass Fiddle || Violin/Fiddle 01 / 02 || Bongo Drum (also here) || Ludwig Drum Set || Music Stand
Notes: Not sure about the historical accuracy of the bongo drum relating to the Harlem Renaissance, but it’s Afro-Caribbean in origin and so I included it. The Ludwig Drum set may be a little modern-looking, but the company was making drum sets before this period.
Scenes and Scene Add-Ons
Notes: The 1910 Kitchen and Arcade Hotel come with a bunch of props and furniture, the latter even has another typewriter. If you need some appropriate art to texture the Art Box paintings, a Google search for Harlem Renaissance Art turns up lots of great images — but I wouldn’t use them in any commercial renders. The Round Bar has a DAZ/Bryce version, but I only downloaded the object one. I did a quick check to see what fire hydrants in the 20’s and 30’s would’ve looked like, and the one from the Graffiti Wall seems close enough. I guess fire hydrant technology hasn’t changed much, but you can swap it out for a more antique version.
Banjo Poses V4 || The Violin Player V4 || Violin Upper Poses V4 || M4 Violin Poses || Bongo Drum Poses M4 || Showgirl Pose V4 || Bar Stool Poses V4 || Dance 03 V4M4 || Dance V4 || V4 La Poseur || Applying Makeup V4 || Art Deco Stand
Note: The banjo pose set is for a free banjo prop that’s no longer available, but it should be adaptable to the one listed above. Ditto for the M4 Violin pose, although that one is just for a different violin (link is at the download page.) Some of the dance poses aren’t really era-appropriate, but a few of them could work. A few glam poses for your Josephine Baker-like characters and some that would work with the rattan chair and vanity. The Art Deco Stand’s textures are all in mc6 format so DS user will need to adjust for that (it also has extra textures here and here.)
Edited to add: that the other violin poses can be adapted to M4 without too much trouble; I used one of them in this scene.
Commercial products inside…
Notes: The Mesh Wrangler props are also at Renderosity. Doing a search for “steampunk” might also turn up props that could fit the theme, although they might not be entirely accurate. The Sedan car also comes with a police car texture.
Scenes and Scene Add-Ons
That’s it! If I missed anything you think should be included, please let me know.