After years of growth through various successful businesses, Detroit became a major transportation hub, and many Gilded Age mansions were built to the east and west of what is now downtown Detroit.
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.
Fifty years ago, a woman practically retired from the pleasures and active interests of life at about her fortieth birthday, and began to get ready to die.
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.
Without the kind of winter weather equipment we take for granted, removing snow from city streets and sidewalks was a huge undertaking. Here's a look!
The dance music of the Edison Phonograph is irresistible. It offers the most fascinating waltzes and spirited two-steps of the world's, great composers as well as the popular dance music of the hour.
Here are six different ways to make authentic old-fashioned chocolate souffle desserts, based on recipes from more than 100 years ago!
Through these 75 gorgeous and artistic color covers of Theater magazine, take a peek back in time to the stage scene from the first decades of the twentieth century.
So pretty, such fun to do! One of the nicest Christmas customs we know is having both young and old make ornaments for the tree! These are paper -- so simple and imaginative, you'll want to pack them away ... Read more...
Why take the stairs while you can ride up in comfort inside one of these antique metalwork 'cage' style elevator cars, made with beautiful ornamental iron? Just tell the bellhop what floor you want.
Cheyenne's "Frontier Day" (1897): 8,000 people see an entertaining time Bronco riding, Wild horse race, Stage hold-up, Hanging bee, Cow-pony races, etc. -- A sham battle Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept 23 -- The first... Read more...
To Lewis and Clark belongs the credit for the discovery and exploration of The Oregon Country. They were the first white men, and excepting the narrowly ranging tribes of Indians, to traverse the country.
A look back at some of the most magnificent resort hotels of yesteryear, and where -- and if -- they stand now.
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,
What to do when your best girl says "yes" By RK Munkittrick There are many times in a man's life when he precipitates himself into a situation which suddenly brings him face to face with a crisis which, in ... Read more...
Thousands of men, women and children swept to sudden death. Millions of dollars worth of property destroyed. Heroic efforts to save human life. The world shocked by the appalling news. Such is the thrilling story of the Galveston flood.
Booker T Washington discusses race relations with author H G Wells H. G. Wells, continuing in "Harper's Weekly" his admirably just and penetrating studies of American conditions and tendencies, concerns hims... Read more...
A witness describes how water was blown over Galveston by the hurricane -- the wind blowing at the rate of eighty miles an hour straight from the gulf, and driving the sea water before it in great waves.
Hotel Green, Pasadena, California Marengo Avenue, Pasadena Marengo Avenue, Pasadena Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena Residence on Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena ... Read more...
On the inside of the pedestal of the statute of Liberty Enlightening the World has been placed a bronze memorial tablet bearing Emma Lazarus's name and the sonnet she wrote twenty years ago, dedicated to the statue.
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!
The Majestic is an attractive house at all times of the year, but it is additionally so in the summer, because of its beautiful roof garden.
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.
Here are 18 old-fashioned and deliciously classic chocolate cake recipes to inspire you!
Traveling requisites for the summer vacationist The trunk and traveling-bag maker is a wide awake man. He's got to be so long as folks travel and become crankier every year, demanding comforts and conve... Read more...
It is incredible that with so much chaos and destruction around them, and from within a fire zone in the hours just after a 7.8 earthquake, the dedicated reporters and press people of San Francisco's three ma... Read more...
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...
Pretty hair should be fluffy, it should be glossy, it should be sufficiently abundant to clothe the head nicely, and it should be even in color.
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.