1900s

The picture jigsaw puzzle fad (1908)

The honor of inventing the jigsaw puzzles is said to fall to British mapmaker John Spilsbury, who created the first such puzzle in 1767 as an educational tool. However, inventing and popularizing are two comple... Read more...

Summer swimming in New York (1909)

Summer swimming in NYC Gotham's youth are fortunate in the number of opportunities for swimming which the city's configuration presents. Many a graceful and expert diver is developed along our dirty waterfront... Read more...

A day with Helen Keller (1906)

A Day With Helen Keller by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin Sometimes we dream, or like to imagine, that we are something different from what we are. By a dismal freak of fancy we conceive ourselves, in such a d... Read more...

The thrills of book hunting (1906)

The thrills of book hunting One unacquainted with the subject would hardly compare the sport of hunting in the fields with that of delving around musty shelves and storerooms in search of rare and valuable... Read more...

The woman of the future (1900)

The woman of the future by Mrs I Lowenberg, President Philomath Club Every age from the dawn of civilization has brought forth new developments in which woman has always played an important part. Her impres... Read more...

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