1900s

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...

Four dressed-up bulldogs (1905)

Here are four posed portraits of bulldogs dressed in clothing and with hats, pipes and other props. Each shot below is titled the way it was originally. There's no story that we know of behind these novelty pho... Read more...

Fashions & fads in scrapbooks (1900)

Fads in scrapbooks Collections that are sources pleasure and profit Well-bound scrapbooks, containing photographs taken by the giver, and cuts, clippings and the typewritten quotations suited to the tas... Read more...

How to make sassafras beer (1906)

Here's an old fashioned way to brew your own version of root beer, using sassafras root bark -- along with bran, apples, molasses, hops, yeast... and some time. Sassafras beer Here is a particularly whole... Read more...

The meaning of Labor Day (1904)

Labor Day marks a new epoch in the annals of human history. It differs from some of the other holidays of the year in that it glorifies no armed conflicts or battles of man's prowess over man.

A tour of the White House (1904)

Take a look at the White House in Washington DC, as it appeared in 1904, during Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt's presidency. The lobby of the White House The Red Room The Blue Room The Green Room The... Read more...

A tunnel under the English Channel (1906)

In 1906, there were already definite plans for a tunnel underneath the English Channel, connecting the countries of England and France. The concept had actually been around since the start of the 19th century, ... Read more...

President Taft’s inauguration (1909)

William Howard Taft (1857–1930) was the 27th President of the United States, and inaugurated in March 1909. Here are some pictures from that snowy day, when he took over the reins from Teddy Roosevelt. Taft's ... Read more...

The Maxwell automobile (1905)

This ad for two versions of a Maxwell car came out when the New York-based company was just a year old. For a time, they were one of the major players on the automobile scene, along wit Buick and Ford. In 1921 ... Read more...

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