1900s

Fishing in the Adirondacks (1902)

Here are a few photos of a man fishing in a river in New York's Adirondack Mountains. This series of pictures was taken by William Henry Jackson in 1902. Fishing in the Adirondack Mountains ... Read more...

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...

How to arrange a rainbow party (1904)

How to arrange a rainbow party Dainty decorations and games for it The rainbow, with its softly blending colors, makes a delightful motif for a home entertainment, especially for a gathering of little p... Read more...

Tips for dining al fresco (1908)

Dining outdoors An outdoor dining room is a great luxury and is not always difficult to arrange. A portion of the piazza which is secluded should be screened off and enclosed in wire mesh. In most section... Read more...

100 years hence (1906)

A 21-year-old reporter and writer from Massachusetts wrote this article in 1906, speculating about what the world may well be like in 2006 -- some of which has actually come true. But would he have guessed wh... Read more...

Is Little Jack Horner real? (1903)

Jack Horner real Mother Goose, we have known for some time, was a "truly" person who lived in Boston and wrote the famous jingles for her grandson. But that Jack Horner ever existed in the flesh will be news... Read more...

To avoid heat strokes (1901)

Just a note: The advice in the last paragraph about treating heat stroke with hot tea has been proven wrong and could, in fact, be dangerous. Find out about a better course of action: What are the signs of heat... Read more...

Evolution of the American flag

Below are four different designs from the history of the United States. There have been 27 different flag designs since 1776 -- all slight variants on the stars and stripes theme, retooled to reflect the curren... Read more...

New York, a city of towers (1909)

A style in architecture as characteristic as the Padogas of China or the Minarets of Constantinople The London Spectator, apropos of a recent article in Putnam's Magazine by J B Gilder, says: "The dead skyline... Read more...

How independence was won in 1781 (1906)

How independence was won by Ben Winslow Did a lie and nine blank cartridges win independence for America? Everyone knows how our little difficulty with King George terminated, but some of the details ha... Read more...

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.

Linen skirts for the summertime (1905)

Linen skirts for general wear Linen skirts -- short skirts, too, in spite of everything that has been said and done against them -- are everywhere, either worn with waists to match, making up fascinating shirt... Read more...

Color photos of the 1906 quake aftermath

Here are 10 stereoscopic photos taken in San Francisco immediately after the great quake of 1906. From what we are able to tell, these photographs were hand-colored at the time they were first printed. See the ... Read more...

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