1900s

Sutro Baths bathing pools - San Francisco

San Francisco’s Victorian marvel: The huge swimming pools at Sutro Baths

The size of San Francisco's great Sutro Baths seizes the imagination, yet it is not oppressive, owing to the lightness and airiness of the structure. Tier upon tier rise seats, while at their base, visible to everyone, are the swimming tanks. The sea water is supplied by an ingenious use of the ocean waves.
See the rooms at the elegant old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1903)

The suite life: See the rooms at the elegant Waldorf-Astoria (1903)

New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are more than a dozen colorfully-illustrated postcards published in honor of Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
Get laced up with more than 200 classic Victorian corsets

Get laced up with more than 200 classic Victorian corsets

Throughout the 1800s, clothing styles for women changed considerably. Variations in fashions led to modifications in the length of the waist and the height of the bust, and other aspects of Victorian corsets. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
Three men on horseback racing c1885

And they’re off! Look back at the history of the Kentucky Derby

How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn't know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here's a look back at its history.
Old-fashioned sandwich recipes with fish and seafood

40 sandwich recipes made with fish & seafood (1909)

Sandwiches are the chief reliance for any sort of cold lunches, and should be daintily made of the best ingredients. Whether for a picnic, work lunch or to serve at a luncheon at home, here are 40 sandwich recipes using fish and seafood.

Meet the Tattooed Lady (1909)

Gus Wagner is considered one of the first tattoo professionals, and sharing space with him on the marquee was his tattooed wife, Maud, who was at least as much of an attraction,
Homemade cherry cordial - liqueur

16 fruity, boozy classic cordial & liqueur recipes

Try one or more of these classic cordial recipes - featuring cherries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, oranges and peaches - and create yourself a rainbow of fruit flavor liqueurs the old-fashioned way!
Vintage postcard July 4 1776

Vintage postcards for the 4th of July

Here's a selection of vintage postcards to celebrate Independence Day -- aka the 4th of July -- all dating back to the first two decades of the 20th century!

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