1900s

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.

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.
How to peel shrimp (1904)

How to peel shrimp (1904)

It may seem trifling to those who know how to do it, to say anything about peeling shrimps, but there is a right way and a wrong way -- and it is surely worthwhile to practice the former.

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