1900s

Two ways to make homemade soap (1908)

Something about soaps Homemade soaps can be put to so many good uses on the farm that it is well to save all the fatty scraps that would otherwise be thrown away or wasted. An economical method for saving... Read more...

Kodak brownie ads (1901)

The Kodak Brownie revolutionized the way we took photos in the early 20th century. Originally selling for just $1 upon its debut in February 1900, the Brownie was a simple camera -- essentially a heavy cardb... Read more...

Don’t be fat – weight loss ad (1905)

Don't be fat! My new obesity food quickly reduces weight to normal, requires no starvation process on your part, and is absolutely safe. Trial package sent free to all who write, by mail, postpaid, in plain... Read more...

How we will finally reach the moon (1908)

A gun with the propulsive power of the Simpson invention, having the muzzle velocity claimed for it, overcomes the chief hindrance to mortal invasion of the moon.

The power of prenatal influences (1907)

Pre-natal influences Reformers in social affairs are aiming at the root of much evil in their campaign with the mothers of the country. F M Craig, writing from Denver, in regard to the influence of the mother ... Read more...

Olive oil for your health (1905)

Uses of olive oil Sometimes Dame Fashion shows a startling amount of good sense, "considerin'", and one of the most sensible things inaugurated of late is the taking of olive oil as a food and medicine. Phy... Read more...

Care of the teeth (1904)

Care of the teeth To lose the teeth by accident or from uncontrollable natural causes is a misfortune, but to neglect sound or filled teeth is inexcusable. Health as well as good appearance depends so greatl... Read more...

Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are six colorfully illustrated Memorial Day -- known originally as Decoration day -- postcards from the early 1900s, many featuring the art of Ellen Clapsaddle. Love, trust & peace "May thy sweet blo... Read more...

The new color photography (1908)

The new color photography The remarkable negatives being made by local camera experts by Hanna Astrup Larsen Color photography, that tantalizing will o' the wisp which has eluded the grasp of its pursuer... Read more...
Gabrielle Ray, actress in 1911

Tips on hair care (1911)

For the hair We have many calls for a tonic which will stimulate the growth of the hair. There are so many good preparations, that one hardly knows which to recommend; but more depends on the person using the ... Read more...

Famous books that went begging (1904)

Famous books that went begging A lot of nonsense is being given typeroom these days about the good manuscript that is rejected by periodical editors and readers for the big publishing houses. Yet it is a fact ... Read more...

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