Why grow old? Cosmetic surgery...

Jul 25, 2012 by

Why grow old? Face value by Ethel Lloyd PattersonĀ  We are agreed, I assume, that the face of a woman who has passed her fortieth...

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English the universal language...

Jul 24, 2012 by

English the universal language? Is English to become the Universal Language? Many people think so. Volapuk, an artificial language,...

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Young Joan Crawford strikes a ...

Jul 18, 2012 by

When this picture was taken in September 1928, actress Joan Crawford was just 23 years old, and on the verge of making her first...

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An epidemic of interest in anc...

Jul 13, 2012 by

Our ancestors The men who make a business of tracing family trees (genealogists) report that they are in work to their ears. The war...

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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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The Celtic scroll dance (1922)

Jun 29, 2012 by

The daily fun hour Celtic scroll dance This ancient outdoor dancing game dates from Druidical times, when it was played at the May...

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Women college graduates marry ...

Jun 25, 2012 by

Women college graduates marry later than any other class If higher education of women keeps the best the the best and most...

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Ideas for the avocado/alligato...

Jun 23, 2012 by

Food value of alligator pear high Southern fruit may be served in many attractive ways TheĀ avocado, or alligator pear, a salad fruit...

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China to study US economy, ind...

Jun 21, 2012 by

Chinese seek ideas here Mission to study American economics and industries Chu Chi Chen, former Premier of China, head of the mission...

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Why America went to war (1921)

Jun 19, 2012 by

Here’s a letter written by Captain Alexander Sidney Lanier (1869-1942) who was the Military Intelligence Chief of Staff of the...

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The original REO Speedwagon (1...

Jun 18, 2012 by

Before there was REO Speedwagon, the band, there was the REO Speedwagon, the vehicle. These early pickup trucks were especially...

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Four vintage school photos (19...

Jun 14, 2012 by

Here are two class portraits taken during 1924 and 1925 at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California (just south of San...

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Millions of Americans still ca...

Jun 11, 2012 by

Many needing auto training Millions of Americans are unable to drive car, says expert by H Clifford Brokaw, Technical Director West...

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3 million unemployed in US (19...

May 27, 2012 by

3,000,000 idle in U.S.; situation growing more acute, reports show Nineteen states along show more than 2,000,000 unemployed, with...

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High-set Psyche knot is the la...

May 23, 2012 by

High-set Psyche knot is the latest style in hair dressings The day of the smoothly-dressed, neatly-netted hair is past in Paris....

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Playtime! Vintage Patsy dolls ...

May 7, 2012 by

This article actually from 2003, and offers a brief retrospective on the Patsy doll, a toy that debuted shortly before the Great...

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About the surname Jones

May 7, 2012 by

The history of the last name Jones In Wales, Jones is the most common of surnames, and throughout Great Britain and the United States...

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The new King Tut sandal (1923)

May 3, 2012 by

Get your sandals — fit for a Pharaoh! The Tut Sandal, named after the famous king Tutankhamen, is the latest in feminine...

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How Lake Almanor got its name ...

Apr 28, 2012 by

About California’s Lake Almanor Here’s a story, of a man named Earl, who was bringing up three very lovely girls. Indeed,...

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6 chocolately cake & fros...

Apr 27, 2012 by

Chocolate-using recipes The following recipes using cocoa and chocolate are especially reliable as well as delicious, and will be...

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Royal mummy in coffin is new t...

Apr 26, 2012 by

Royal mummy in coffin is new treasure Tutankhamen believed ruler who persecuted children of Israel Luxor, Egypt. Feb. 16 – The...

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Mary Pickford in “The Lo...

Apr 23, 2012 by

Mary Pickford in “The Love Light” “The Love Light” — A production with which no comparison can be made...

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Origin of the last name Price ...

Apr 19, 2012 by

The surname Price Price is a name of Welsh origin, one of the interesting names formed from the Welsh “ap” meaning...

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The story of the last name Car...

Apr 17, 2012 by

The surname Carr The Carr family, members of which can boast that one of them came over in the Mayflower, and that five other members...

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About the last names Hunton &#...

Apr 16, 2012 by

The surnames Hinton & Hunton The theory is that the Hintons and Huntons were all originally of the same stock. Presumably Hunton...

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67 US incomes at million mark ...

Apr 16, 2012 by

67 US incomes at million mark Only one listed as having $5,000,000 or more yearly in tax audit. Among 67 persons in the United States...

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Rochester, New York from 10,00...

Mar 30, 2012 by

Rochester, New York from a height of 10,000 feet The latest and greatest achievement in aerial photography. The U S Army Air Service...

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Why you should do it: Write no...

Mar 25, 2012 by

Do you have an email in-box full of messages that still need replies? While we can’t help you write everyone back, you might be...

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Isadora Duncan killed in bizar...

Mar 22, 2012 by

Isadora Duncan killed in Paris under wheels of car she was buying Nice, France, Sept. 15 — Fate designed a dramatic exit for...

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Girl scouts in action (1920)

Mar 11, 2012 by

Girls, scouting Here are five different shots of Girl Scouts in action in the year 1920. Demonstrating childcare skills: Girls doing...

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Can you get my child in the mo...

Mar 4, 2012 by

“Can you tell me how I can get my daughter in the movies?” The universal ambition affects the nursery by Harriette...

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Benefits of breastfeeding your...

Mar 2, 2012 by

Feeding the baby By S Josephine Baker, MD Director, Bureau of Child Hygiene, Department of Health, New York City Every once in a...

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Do-it-yourself wedding buffets...

Feb 16, 2012 by

Wedding breakfasts & buffet refreshments Entrees, beverages, salads, ices and cakes suitable for noon or evening weddings by...

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How to light your dining room ...

Feb 14, 2012 by

Dining room lights by Ethel Davis Seal, drawings by Marion Dismant Some years ago, when hanging domes were doing their merriest worst...

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Images of the ideal American h...

Feb 11, 2012 by

Invented in 1860, linoleum flooring was already very popular by the early 1920s, when these full-color (thus, very expensive)...

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Pine needle craft projects (19...

Feb 8, 2012 by

Now is the time to do pine-needle work for the summer porch The fragrant pine needle lends itself almost irresistibly to basketwork....

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Famous invention cards (1902-1...

Feb 5, 2012 by

Inventions that changed the world Here are a few cigarette cards — collectable freebies included in packages of cigarettes...

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The business of buying a home ...

Feb 1, 2012 by

Common courtesy when buying or selling a home by Mary Marshall Duffee Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his image....

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Fingers or fork? How to eat ce...

Jan 23, 2012 by

At the table by Mary Marshall Duffee Avoid any little mannerism that indicates extreme fussiness or finicalness of taste. The person...

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