Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Apr 25, 2012 by

Here are six colorfully illustrated Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration day — postcards from the early 1900s,...

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The Wright Brothers: Aerial na...

Apr 25, 2012 by

by Malcolm McDowell Author of “Shop Talk on the Wonders of the Crafts“ When the flying machine built by Wilbur and...

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Latest street car transfer tic...

Apr 24, 2012 by

Latest street car transfer ticket It has remained for Quincy, Illinois — a city of less than forty thousand population —...

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How your ancestors got the nam...

Apr 23, 2012 by

How your remote ancestors got the name you bear From the Philadelphia Press Did you ever think that every name must originally have...

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The new color photography (190...

Apr 23, 2012 by

The new color photography The remarkable negatives being made by local camera experts by Hanna Astrup Larsen Color photography, that...

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Two charming Montgomery Ward h...

Apr 23, 2012 by

A Montgomery Ward hat that becomes nearly every woman Y9743 – Virginia – $4.89 A style that pleases because it is...

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Start early to raise your daug...

Apr 22, 2012 by

Our girls I once listened to a conversation between two friends — each the mother of daughters who had just arrived at the age...

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Tips on hair care (1911)

Apr 22, 2012 by

For the hair We have many calls for a tonic which will stimulate the growth of the hair. There are so many good preparations, that...

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Simple tests to learn value of...

Apr 20, 2012 by

Simple tests to learn value of cloth “None but the expert,” said a Chicago dressmaker who figured prominently at the...

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Famous books that went begging...

Apr 20, 2012 by

Famous books that went begging A lot of nonsense is being given typeroom these days about the good manuscript that is rejected by...

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Do you buy ‘because it w...

Apr 16, 2012 by

A woman can save, and she justly prides herself on this ability Men buy what they want when they want it, but women often buy what...

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New York City of the near futu...

Apr 16, 2012 by

Do you recognize this New York thoroughfare? No! Then bring a prophetic eye to bear on it This shows part of Seventh Avenue (now...

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The new building material: Con...

Apr 16, 2012 by

Economics and conveniences of concrete Concrete is the new medium of the engineering wonder-worker. First he builds the gaunt steel...

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Flat living is just a fad (190...

Apr 9, 2012 by

Flat living a fad Alfred Vanderbilt and his wife set the pace All those persons who have lived in apartments when they were not...

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Etiquette for introducing stra...

Apr 4, 2012 by

When introducing strangers Presenting persons to each other is one of the little courtesies of daily life so simple that it should be...

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Dorothy Dot paper doll: Little...

Apr 4, 2012 by

Around The World With Dorothy Dot The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los...

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Cure for the blues ad (1905)

Apr 1, 2012 by

“One medicine that has never failed” This fantastic advertisement is part of a series — there are lots of variants...

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Columbia gasoline cars & ...

Mar 30, 2012 by

Ad for Columbia cars and carriages Columbia gasoline cars and electric carriages are unequaled in construction, unapproached in...

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New wedding cake customs (1909...

Mar 24, 2012 by

New styles seen in wedding cake Sometimes bound with ribbons which the bride cleaves with knife The wedding cake, luscious and...

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Exploding the myths of Captain...

Mar 21, 2012 by

Many of today’s Halloween costumes and the tales of buried pirate treasure we all know can be traced back to the life and times of Captain William Kidd.

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Tesla: What’s the future...

Mar 21, 2012 by

Nikola Tesla was undoubtedly a brilliant inventor and scientist — his predictions often came true, and the man’s...

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Building Emeryville’s ne...

Mar 16, 2012 by

Emeryville’s Town Hall OAKLAND, Oct. 19 [1900] — The Town Trustees of Emeryville have taken the first steps toward the...

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3 springtime rhubarb recipes (...

Mar 16, 2012 by

Some rhubarb recipes Rhubarb is not used as much as its merits deserve, perhaps because so few housewives know that it can be served...

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The postal card fad (1901)

Mar 16, 2012 by

The postal card fad Quite the latest caper is to follow your friends about Europe. It may sound a bit difficult at first, but in...

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Dorothy Dot paper doll: Little...

Mar 16, 2012 by

Around The World With Dorothy Dot The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los...

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Halley’s Comet rushes ea...

Mar 15, 2012 by

Even the astronomers were wondering if Halley’s appearance in 1910 would live up to the spectacular sky shows the comet had...

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Correct bedroom furnishings &#...

Mar 15, 2012 by

Correct bedroom furnishings and decorations A bedroom is like a mirror, and reflects us as we really are. A neat and tasteful bedroom...

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Southern St Patricks Day in th...

Mar 13, 2012 by

Observance of St Patrick’s Day in early times in Southern states The day was appropriately observed in Baltimore in 1795...

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The tale of Happy Euphemia (19...

Mar 13, 2012 by

Happy Euphemia This is the picture of little Euphemia, a child who was of such a cheerful disposition that she danced and skidded...

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Dorothy Dot paper doll: Geneva...

Mar 11, 2012 by

Around The World With Dorothy Dot The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los...

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The etiquette of visiting card...

Mar 7, 2012 by

The etiquette of cards Rules governing the use of visiting cards When, where, for whom to leave them “Ask me anything you...

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The magic of tea rooms (1905)

Mar 5, 2012 by

Tea rooms They yield good returns when they are properly managed A profitable occupation for woman will be found in conducting a tea...

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Levi Strauss dies peacefully a...

Mar 5, 2012 by

Not many American brands created in the 1870s are still around today — and fewer still have remained recognizable name brands....

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NYC subway nears completion (1...

Mar 2, 2012 by

Interest in the subway grows As it nears completion, interest in the subway grows — underground shops — safety devices. ...

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Hairstyles to suit different f...

Mar 1, 2012 by

Dressing the hair to suit the facial type How the French, English and American woman makes the fashionable coiffure becoming...

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The progress of the sewing mac...

Feb 28, 2012 by

There is contention that the hero of this article, Elias Howe, was little more than an opportunist — a man willing to take...

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Daring women pioneers of the a...

Feb 21, 2012 by

The transit of the air, a new science, a new sensation, gives her just the joy she needs, and the thrill of dangling from the swaying wicker basket at the end of a huge gas bag is the last word in enjoyment.

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Coney Island’s Dreamland...

Feb 18, 2012 by

Dreamland and its beautiful tower attract the eye of the pleasure seeker long before Coney Island is reached. There is capital amusement under and about the big tower, and all the novelties are enjoying a large share of favor…

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Fanciful costumes of paper (19...

Feb 15, 2012 by

Fanciful costumes of paper The woman whose creative ability first inspired the making of paper costumes in flower shapes for children...

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