Boys take cross-country motorc...

Aug 18, 2012 by

Baker returns from exposition Rode Indian motorcycle out there and back with R C O’Brien Goodyear tire had original air in it...

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Why the man-eating sharks off ...

Aug 17, 2012 by

Shore men try to explain presence of big man-eaters What has attracted the man-eating shark to the North Atlantic bathing grounds?...

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Forgotten relics of NYC’...

Aug 11, 2012 by

All of the illustrations included below accompanied the original newspaper article — but the copies were grainy and of poor...

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Boys cry ‘fire’ in...

Aug 5, 2012 by

Small boys cry “fire” as joke in theater Panic of 900 is narrowly averted, while many women faint Francis Laplante,...

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4 sweet & sour lemon reci...

Jul 30, 2012 by

Lemon meringues Ingredients: 6 heaping tablespoons of rice, 1 cup of sweet milk, 1 tablespoon of butter, scant half cup of sugar, 1...

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The Jersey Shore of yore (1915...

Jul 30, 2012 by

The Jersey Shore was popular long before reality TV characters like Snooki, JWoww and The Situation helped make the place well-known...

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Beauty fad: Rose petal lips (1...

Jul 28, 2012 by

Rose petal lips is fashion’s newest fad on Pacific coast Real “rose petal” lips are feminists’ latest fad in...

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WWI Honorable discharge notice...

Jul 18, 2012 by

  Honorable discharge from the US Army To all whom it may concern: This is to certify that Percy Leland, Corporal, Inf...

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Cherries at last! Summer cherr...

Jul 12, 2012 by

“Cherries and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made out of.” Cherries at last! by Caroline...

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Missouri town swept away by fl...

Jul 12, 2012 by

Town swept away by flood – life loss is heavy, says report Memphis, Tenn., April 2 – An unconfirmed report received here...

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Attack, don’t evade, the...

Jul 11, 2012 by

Attack, never evade, unpleasant duties Putting aside or postponing uncongenial or difficult tasks is the course many misguided...

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Draft registrations: Famous mu...

Jul 10, 2012 by

Louis Armstrong Though the recorder misspelled his name at the top of his record, Louis Armstrong’s registration card showed...

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Children of the very rich (191...

Jul 6, 2012 by

Millionaire mothers spend oceans of dollars in bringing of their babies How will the richest babies in the land turn out? The mothers...

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Nobel prize winner keeps heart...

Jul 5, 2012 by

Dr Alexis Carrel was the recipient of the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his development of vascular suturing...

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How the engaged couple should ...

Jul 5, 2012 by

“Engaged couple” and how they should act by Ruth Cameron Engaged means “pledged in marriage.” That is what my...

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Avoid whiskey for snake bites ...

Jul 3, 2012 by

Avoid whisky for snake bites Be it remembered always that death following snake bite is not necessarily the same thing as death from...

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Eleven easy banana recipes (19...

Jul 2, 2012 by

Good banana recipes by Mrs M A Wilson This fruit, usually eaten raw, makes delicious cooked dishes — tasty custard pie, baked...

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Vintage postcards for the Four...

Jul 2, 2012 by

Here’s a selection of classic postcards to celebrate Independence Day — aka the Fourth of July — dating from...

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How to make an old-fashioned r...

Jul 1, 2012 by

An old-fashioned rose jar It seems a great pity to let rose leaves go to waste — why not make an old-fashioned rose jar? Any...

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Modern & old-fashioned ba...

Jun 30, 2012 by

Modern and old-fashioned baby-rearing methods by Sidonie Matzner Gruenberg Every mother who has but one child realizes how little...

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Two stars added to the flag (1...

Jun 29, 2012 by

Two stars added to nation’s flag in states’ honor New Mexico and Arizona now represented in blue field of Old Glory...

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24 tasty summer drinks (1912)

Jun 28, 2012 by

Beverages for summer by Miss M L Prosser Delicious junket Take two quarts of new milk, warm it on the stove to about blood heat, pour...

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Months & marriage myths (...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Months and marriage Reader question: What is the significance attached to marriage in the several months of the year? – Bird,...

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Meet the toucan (1910)

Jun 26, 2012 by

A grotesque bird Remarkable assortment of colors of the Brazilian toucan The very peculiar-looking Brazilian bird, the toucan, has a...

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The future of home cooling (19...

Jun 26, 2012 by

Freezing air for hot homes Cooling by electric power from ordinary electric-light wires looks like the real hope. Yet another of the...

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Comiskey’s great ball pa...

Jun 24, 2012 by

Comiskey’s great ball park open Chicago, July 1 [1910] — The finest ball park in the world. That is the verdict expected by...

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The new high Psyche hairstyle ...

Jun 23, 2012 by

Coiffures are high this year The new high Psyche was invented especially for the girl with regular features. It is equally becoming...

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Metal-tinted cloth is the late...

Jun 22, 2012 by

Metal-tinted cloth is new spring mode by Betty Brown Gun metal cloth is new again. You may remember it was a novelty six years ago....

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Puzzle: How did fleet avoid mi...

Jun 19, 2012 by

Beware! How did fleet anchor to avoid mine field? by Sam Loyd The Puzzleland fleet of eight battleships steamed into port today and...

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6 classic Sunday cover girls (...

Jun 19, 2012 by

How has the definition of “cover girl” changed over the years? Take a look!

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6 Flower Children (1912)

Jun 17, 2012 by

Here are six of the adorable flower drawings published in the 1912 book, “The Flower Children,” by Elizabeth Gordon. They...

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Automobile integral to America...

Jun 15, 2012 by

So closely has the motor car become identified with present day American life that it requires but a moment’s consideration to realize that it is just as necessary an institution as the telephone, the telegraph or the railroad.

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Hobey Baker making good again ...

Jun 11, 2012 by

This story appeared at the beginning of 1918, but by the time the year had closed out, Hobart “Hobie” Baker was dead...

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Unconditional surrender calls ...

Jun 11, 2012 by

In the weeks before WWI ended, newspapers around the country banded together to promote their cause: an unconditional surrender from...

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The car of the future (1918)

Jun 7, 2012 by

Automobile of tomorrow will be constructed like a moving drawing room Just press buttons and let engine do the work That the...

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Suffrage victory in Congress (...

Jun 4, 2012 by

On June 5, 1919 — the day after Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote...

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How to make a great guest bedr...

Jun 1, 2012 by

The guest room In building a new house, the location of the guest room should receive careful thought. As it is not a room in...

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Looking toward economy in car ...

May 31, 2012 by

Looking toward economy in car design “When statisticians point to a yearly national waste of $300,000,000 in gasoline and tires...

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Strawberry shortcake & be...

May 30, 2012 by

Strawberries are ripe! Now’s the time to serve ’em by Caroline Coe When you buy strawberries, which kind do you choose:...

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