Get the vacation spirit (1918)

May 29, 2012 by

The person who toils for years without any “time off” is is foolish indeed. All work and no play is a mighty poor rule to go by, and people who think along those lines will, when it is too late, have to admit that theirs was a positively wrong view to entertain.

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San Francisco: Vote no on Amen...

May 28, 2012 by

To the voters of San Francisco People signed the petition asking that Charter Amendment No. 27, labeled “Local Option for...

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Civil war leaders (1863-1865)

May 27, 2012 by

These four drawings come from “A history of the Civil War, 1861-1865, and the causes that led up to the great conflict,”...

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Driving with a pig and other s...

May 25, 2012 by

The picture of this woman with a pig isn’t directly related to the stories below, which were published in July 1916 by the...

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Helpful hint: Write a note (19...

May 25, 2012 by

An aid to memory After writing a letter, unless one desires to mail it at once, place it at the threshold of the room or place it at...

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A vintage hairstyle for the co...

May 24, 2012 by

For “Miss Coquet” only! No one but the young coquet could attempt to wear her hair in high puffs and ringlets — and...

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Cigarette etiquette (1916)

May 22, 2012 by

Should one hold “cig” in one’s lips or in one’s fingers to give lady a light? Trotteries and tearooms have a...

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The beginner’s camera (1...

May 21, 2012 by

The beginner’s camera The first problem which confronts the beginner in photographic work is to decide what sort of a camera to...

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Crown Derby and the aristocrac...

May 20, 2012 by

About the aristocracy of porcelain Marking that will help you detect the gems of your closet The Derby china, or the “Crown...

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3 sweet & creamy desserts...

May 18, 2012 by

Chocolate custard recipe One half a square of chocolate, cut in pieces, half a saltspoon salt, two tablespoons sugar, one pint of...

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Ford’s methods of remaki...

May 18, 2012 by

Ford’s methods of remaking human derelicts Famous philanthropist applies horse sense to ex-convicts in his man factory with...

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Cat traces ancestry to Middle ...

May 17, 2012 by

Cat traces ancestry to Middle Ages The other day, a cat fancier offered Dr F J Feidler, of Seattle, $300 for Silver Dollar. Dr...

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Nose rings: Is Paris fashion-f...

May 16, 2012 by

Has Paris gone fashion-freak crazy? Here is the latest fad of the gay city. What next? by Olivette Of course, there is nothing new...

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Mother’s Day presidentia...

May 7, 2012 by

A proclamation: Display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country…

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Edison says: People who work m...

May 3, 2012 by

By Mary Boyle O’Reilly Orange, NJ — August 30, 1913 I have just come from a visit with Thomas A Edison — a visit to...

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10 savory mushroom recipes (19...

May 2, 2012 by

Choosing mushrooms Do not buy fresh mushrooms of anyone who is not thoroughly versed in mushroom lore and understands the marked...

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The care of lace (1910)

May 2, 2012 by

The care of lace Now that lace, in varying degrees of expensiveness — from the 50 cent a yard variety to the rare pieces that...

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The benefit of dressing in mon...

May 2, 2012 by

The girl who dresses in one color saves money The monotone girl is well-known. Sometimes she is effective, occasionally monotonous....

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Smart ways to outfit the kitch...

Apr 30, 2012 by

Comforts for the kitchen Comforts for the kitchen! There was a time when every other room in the house received thought before the...

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Babyology: Babies and sleep (1...

Apr 29, 2012 by

Little talks on Babyology: Sleep by Anna Steese Richardson Babies’ Bureau, Woman’s Home Companion The healthy baby is a...

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Rodin on beauty (1910)

Apr 28, 2012 by

In praise of modern beauty Auguste Rodin, the famous sculptor, has been asked if he does not think that the beauty of classic times...

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23 ways to dress up toast (191...

Apr 26, 2012 by

Judging by the quantity of meals involving toast, I would imagine that the browned bread played a fairly substantial role on the...

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Predicting earthquakes (1913)

Apr 26, 2012 by

Can earthquakes be predicted? Concerning the forecasting of earthquakes a writer in the New York Press says: A number of years ago, a...

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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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Working vs at-home mom debate ...

Apr 23, 2012 by

Work and wear silk stockings — or stay at home and mend baby’s socks? by Idah M’Glone Gibson Feminists contend that...

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9 ways to use homemade caramel...

Apr 16, 2012 by

Caramel in reserve by Harriet R Whitaker To dissolve the hard caramelized sugar usually takes so much time that the delicious flavor...

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Titanic loss world’s gre...

Apr 14, 2012 by

Loss of Titanic with 1,500 greatest marine disaster of the world Scene of desolation on spot when help arrived All that remained of...

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Is the Titanic still afloat? (...

Apr 13, 2012 by

Is the Titanic still afloat? Some science sharps say so, and others aver “nix!” Washington DC, May 2, 1912 Is the Titanic...

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Photographic proof of the canc...

Apr 12, 2012 by

So strong was the need and desire to uncover the cause of cancer, researchers often grasped at straws — and did their very best...

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Perfume: The power of fragranc...

Apr 12, 2012 by

Perfume: Beauty harbinger by Antoinette Donnelly The anti-perfume woman and her sister, Miss Shiny Nose, may rightly claim that...

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Titanic hit “growlerR...

Apr 11, 2012 by

Says Titanic hit “growler” Term applied by mariners to iceberg all but submerged Speaking from his experience in ice...

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Titanic newsreel with authenti...

Apr 10, 2012 by

Titanic on film This is film footage from 1912 that was incorporated into a newsreel to show to moviegoers shortly after the Titanic...

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Please your husband and don an...

Apr 9, 2012 by

Please your husband and don an apron There is not a man living who, in his secret heart, does not like to see a woman in an apron....

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3 raspberry jam recipes (1912)

Apr 8, 2012 by

Red Raspberry jam 1 Allow three-quarters of a pound of sugar to a pound of fruit. Put the berries on alone and boil for half an hour,...

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Titanic: Ocean mistress conque...

Apr 7, 2012 by

Beneath words “Titanic sank” is the tale of a tragedy that gave birth to heroism and cowardice: Greatest of leviathans went to oblivion in 100 minutes

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Inca discoveries & Machu ...

Apr 4, 2012 by

Tubal cains of the Andes hit the bronze secret by Garrett P Serviss In the succession of prehistoric and primitive times the...

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The newly-discovered Gigantosa...

Apr 3, 2012 by

36 feet of neck on shoulders 20 feet high! That’s what newly-found Gigantosaurus has, and now the scientists are going to...

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The American girl – fash...

Apr 2, 2012 by

The American girl fashion’s latest model Let us introduce the American Girl — the “stand by the president”...

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The best way to keep your baby...

Mar 30, 2012 by

The introduction to this article published in the nation’s capital was prefaced with some sobering notes: “It is more...

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