1900s

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,

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...
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!

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...
Woman smoking

Public smoking by women banned (1908)

They say it is wrong for women to smoke in public places -- that it is offensive to those who look on and detrimental to the character and dignity of the fair sex.

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...

Coney Island’s Dreamland Tower (1904-1911)

Dreamland and its beautiful tower attract the eye of the pleasure seeker long before Coney Island is reached. There is capital amusement under and about the big tower, and all the novelties are enjoying a large share of favor...

Vintage wedding cake customs (1909)

The wedding cake, luscious and delicate of taste, with its wonderful exterior covering of ornamental sugar icing, wrought in various devices, is an institution honored by long patronage and full appreciation.

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