1900s

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...

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...

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...

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...

Vintage vacuum cleaners from Hoover

Hoover Suction Sweeper (patented 1908)   Hoover for sanitary cleaning (1920) Immaculate rugs are safe playgrounds for the children. Clean thoroughly to protect childhood's precious health. Beat out ... Read more...

Is modern society deteriorating? (1901)

Is modern society deteriorating? By the Countess of Malmesbury "It be true that many of the virtues are modern, it is certain that all the vices are ancient." Such was the qualified and doubtful praise ... Read more...

The up-to-date summer hostess (1906)

The summer hostess The summer hostess domiciled by the sea or in the country finds that even more people partake of her hospitality in summer than in winter. Her entertaining never ceases, formally or infor... Read more...

Sensible summer curtains (1902)

The sensible arrangement of summer window hangings Philosophers aver that the window often proclaims the householder. There is a moral in this for window decorators. Perchance the windows that exhibit the... Read more...

15 vintage Easter cards (1900-1924)

Happy Easter! Here is a collection of 15 colorful Easter postcards from the early twentieth century! These were especially popular from around 1900 to around 1915, and, as this gallery demonstrates, such greet... Read more...

All aboard for the moon! (1908)

All aboard for the moon! The conquest of the air is assured now for interplanetary space Click here to see a larger version In a recent number of the Contemporary Review, there appeared an article by Col. ... Read more...

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