1900s

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...

West side apartments in NYC (1908)

West side real estate Specially selected / Large rooms / Good light and air Announcement: These houses illustrated are of the highest type and in the best of locations with the most modern improvements.... Read more...

Weird doings at the Tesla plant (1903)

Weird doings at the Tesla plant Natives around Wardenclyffe, Long Island, having the time of their lives guessing what the electrician is trying to do Whatever Nikola Tesla is trying to do at Wardenclyffe... Read more...

How to make egg shell dolls (1909)

Make Easter egg shell dollies by Lina Beard The little eggshell dollies are so bewitching, you will surely want a lot of them to be used in many ways -- as toys to play with, as gifts, as favors, as place c... Read more...

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,

Quoted wisdom of George Washington

Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.

Finding a piece of the past: PJ Clarke’s in NYC

It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about a venerable institution like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s. Really — how much more could there be left to learn about a place that’s already a piece of living history?

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