1870s

Where the telephone was born (1875)

In 1875, on the top floor of this building at 109 Court Street in Boston, Massachusetts, Professor Alexander Graham Bell invented and experimented. It was also here that he first succeeded in transmitting s... Read more...

3 fabric samples from 1874

Swatch this You have seen some of the clothing designs from the 19th century -- but what did the fabric patterns look like close up? Take a look at three designs from 1874, as published in the "Practical handb... Read more...

The hottest hairstyles from 1870

All three of these "New styles for wearing the hair" were published in The Peterson Magazine out of Philadelphia in 1870. The drawings show both back and front views of the latest coiffures of the era. ... Read more...

Victorian bridal hairstyles (1870)

Bride's veil -- new coiffure by Emily H May We give here and engraving of a bride's veil (front and back views) and below, two new styles for dressing the hair, both being back views. The bride's veil is of... Read more...

Cream puffs recipe (1878)

Cream puffs 1 pint water, 1-1/2 cups butter, 4 cups sifted flour, 8 eggs Boil the water and butter; stir in the flour slowly while boilmg. Boil 1 minute, and when the dough is cool, add the eggs, which have... Read more...

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