Birth of the American League (...

Apr 7, 2013 by

Rival of National League American Association of Baseball Clubs comes into existence Philadelphia, Jan 30 – The American...

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About the Papal conclave (1899...

Mar 13, 2013 by

The election and consecration of the Sovereign Pontiff by the College of Cardinals The word “conclave” comes from the...

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Black smoke from the Sistine C...

Mar 13, 2013 by

Two more futile ballots in conclave of cardinals No successor to Pope Leo XIII has yet been chosen. From the smoke which issued from...

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San Francisco’s Cliff Ho...

Mar 4, 2013 by

One of several incarnations of the San Francisco landmark, this French Chateau version of the Cliff House — considered by many...

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15 maxims for drivers (1903)

Feb 22, 2013 by

Auto maxims for those who do not love the sport 1) “Swear” and “repair” are well-rhymed. 2) It’s a long...

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10 Historic US post offices (e...

Feb 6, 2013 by

Take a look back to the United States Postal Service’s glory days around the turn of the century — when the post office...

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The perfect American woman (19...

Jan 31, 2013 by

The perfect American woman Measuring 50,000 of her sex to determine a standard The perfect American girl — how big around; how...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz boo...

Oct 23, 2012 by

Thirty-nine years before the movie The Wizard of Oz was released (and two years before the stage musical), the first title in the Oz...

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Vintage Halloween mirror postc...

Oct 22, 2012 by

Of her Prince Charming she had long dreamed And now wished to see him, so it seemed. Into the mirror she looked with delight, But the...

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Schlitz beer & brewery (1...

Oct 16, 2012 by

A man drinking a bottle of Schlitz beer …while smoking a cigar   Schlitz Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Horse-drawn...

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Fighting Bob windmill antique ...

Oct 12, 2012 by

Fighting Bob windmill: An outdoor toy Very interesting wooden toy, amusing to old or young finished in handsome colors. Sent postpaid...

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The craze for artistically-sha...

Oct 4, 2012 by

Artistically-shaped furniture The shops are running over with the most tempting and artistic furniture. The craze for old pieces is...

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What was it like back in the y...

Oct 4, 2012 by

What was it like back in the year 1900? by Jim Bishop There were 13,000 automobiles in the US. The people numbered 76 million and had...

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A San Francisco – Oaklan...

Oct 3, 2012 by

Are we to have a tunnel connecting Oakland with San Francisco? The bill introduced in Congress by Congressman Kahn providing for a...

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A new dress from a heirloom we...

Oct 1, 2012 by

The heirloom wedding dress Grandmother’s treasure becomes fashionable, ankle-length gown for today’s bride Photos: 1900...

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6 stunning Southern mansions

Sep 29, 2012 by

Mississippi Longwood Plantation in the springtime:   Mansion in Natchez, Mississippi:   North Carolina North Carolina...

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6-room cottage-style home plan...

Sep 25, 2012 by

6-room cottage home floorplan This little home is neat, roomy and attractive, and can be built from any material. Six room cottage,...

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Collector stuck on antique sti...

Sep 25, 2012 by

Collector stuck on antique stickpins by Jean Barnes The really good old stickpins are few and far between, according to collector...

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Four dressed-up bulldogs (1905...

Sep 15, 2012 by

Here are four posed portraits of bulldogs dressed in clothing and with hats, pipes and other props. Each shot below is titled the way...

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Variants of the surname “...

Sep 14, 2012 by

“Pretty” a variation of the name “Pratt” by Elanor Lexington Pratt is a name derived from the Latin pratum...

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Early American baby carriages ...

Sep 11, 2012 by

Big sister and baby (1900) Adjusting the parasol/umbrella for little sister   Mothers pushing babies in carriages/strollers...

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George Eastman House – R...

Sep 8, 2012 by

George Eastman (1854–1932) — the inventor of roll film and who founded the Eastman Kodak Company in in 1889 — built his...

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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West...

Sep 5, 2012 by

The Rough Riders of all nations (1900) Marshall — one day only: Saturday, September 22 Buffalo Bill’s world-famous Wild...

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Bicycle daredevil Diavolo loop...

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Diavolo performing his bicycle daredevil act (1905) Here’s a crowd watching Allo “Dare Devil” Diavolo riding a...

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New golf club may render caddy...

Sep 4, 2012 by

New golf stick May render the caddy a thing of the past Special Dispatch to The Call Pasadena, February 3, 1900 — Franc L...

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What to do when the nurse says...

Sep 2, 2012 by

by Robert J Burdette What to do when the nurse says, “It’s a boy!” Hold yourself firmly in the chair with both...

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Fashions & fads in scrapb...

Sep 2, 2012 by

Fads in scrapbooks Collections that are sources pleasure and profit Well-bound scrapbooks, containing photographs taken by the giver,...

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How to make sassafras beer (19...

Sep 1, 2012 by

Here’s an old fashioned way to brew your own version of root beer, using sassafras root bark — along with bran, apples,...

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The meaning of Labor Day (1904...

Aug 30, 2012 by

The meaning of Labor Day by Samuel Gompers, President of American Federation of Labor Labor Day marks a new epoch in the annals of...

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Modern bathroom plumbing progr...

Aug 29, 2012 by

Good plumbing: Only the best now tolerated It is demanded by up-to-date house builders W W Sykes discusses some interesting phases of...

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Vintage hairstyles: The latest...

Aug 26, 2012 by

Milady’s winsome curl In a variety of new forms, it again holds sway “The beauty of a silken lock turned like a perfect...

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Pearls to accessorize clothes ...

Aug 25, 2012 by

A rope of pearls for corsage and coiffure Fashions decree makes their exquisite pallor the crowning touch of the toilette That...

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Vintage hairstyles: Return of ...

Aug 22, 2012 by

The ever-capricious coiffure The day of the ornate coiffure is once more. Not only is the modish coiffure very high, built up of a...

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A tour of the White House (190...

Aug 17, 2012 by

Take a look at the White House in Washington DC, as it appeared in 1904, during Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt’s...

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Recently unearthed Egyptian an...

Aug 14, 2012 by

Some instructive Egyptian antiquities recently discovered by Americans Elsewhere in this edition of The Tribune will be found a...

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8 rules of the vampire, per Dr...

Aug 13, 2012 by

More than 100 years before people started wondering why the vampires of Twilight sparkled in the sunlight, there were other questions...

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A tunnel under the English Cha...

Aug 6, 2012 by

In 1906, there were already definite plans for a tunnel underneath the English Channel, connecting the countries of England and...

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President Taft’s inaugur...

Aug 6, 2012 by

William Howard Taft (1857–1930) was the 27th President of the United States, and inaugurated in March 1909. Here are some pictures...

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The Maxwell automobile (1905)

Aug 3, 2012 by

This ad for two versions of a Maxwell car came out when the New York-based company was just a year old. For a time, they were one of...

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