1900s

The docility of the polar bear (1901)

Docility of the polar bear Hitherto it has been supposed that polar bears could neither be trained nor rendered docile, but now Richard Sawade, a well known European tamer of animals and notable authority on... Read more...

The sofa cushion fad (1900)

The sofa cushion fad The sofa cushion season is coming. This is the time of year when you see the pretty young girl, standing at the satin counter with wrinkles upon her fair young brow; while, afar off, at ... Read more...

Do you remember rolling hoops? (1961)

Below is an article published in 1961, reminiscing about the popular toys of long ago: rolling hoops and sticks. Do you remember? by Helen T Bartschat Rolling hoops There are the days we have been w... Read more...

Birth of the American League (1900)

Rival of National League American Association of Baseball Clubs comes into existence Philadelphia, Jan 30 - The American Association of Baseball Clubs was organized here today. The Continental Hotel, wher... Read more...

About the Papal conclave (1899)

The election and consecration of the Sovereign Pontiff by the College of Cardinals The word "conclave" comes from the fact of closing the door with a key. "Clavis" in Latin means a key. The word conclave ref... Read more...

San Francisco’s Cliff House (1896-1907)

One of several incarnations of the San Francisco landmark, this French Chateau version of the Cliff House -- considered by many to be the finest of them all -- opened in February 1896. (Read more about the open... Read more...

15 maxims for drivers (1903)

Auto maxims for those who do not love the sport 1) "Swear" and "repair" are well-rhymed. 2) It's a long lane that has no punctures. 3) Some cars go a long way in a long time. 4) To sell a car is pro... Read more...

10 Historic US post offices (early 1900s)

Take a look back to the United States Postal Service's glory days around the turn of the century -- when the post office buildings were stunning, stately and stylish, and a pride of every city's downtown. Here ... Read more...

The perfect American woman (1905)

The perfect American woman Measuring 50,000 of her sex to determine a standard The perfect American girl -- how big around; how much does she weigh; how tall is she? At last we are to know. In all of t... Read more...

Fighting Bob windmill antique toy (1908)

Fighting Bob windmill: An outdoor toy Very interesting wooden toy, amusing to old or young finished in handsome colors. Sent postpaid to anyone for securing only one new yearly subscription to little Folks and... Read more...

6 stunning Southern mansions

Mississippi Longwood Plantation in the springtime:   Mansion in Natchez, Mississippi:   North Carolina North Carolina Governor's Mansion:   South Carolina Kensington ... Read more...

6-room cottage-style home plan (1911)

6-room cottage home floorplan This little home is neat, roomy and attractive, and can be built from any material. Six room cottage, 26x32, with spacious reception room and bath, brick mantel. Could be mad... Read more...

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