1900s

New York City of the near future (1909)

Do you recognize this New York thoroughfare? No! Then bring a prophetic eye to bear on it This shows part of Seventh Avenue (now dirty, untidy and lined with low buildings) as it is expected to look not long a... Read more...

Flat living is just a fad (1904)

Flat living a fad Alfred Vanderbilt and his wife set the pace All those persons who have lived in apartments when they were not fashionable now have their innings Living in flats has become fashionable. ... Read more...

Cure for the blues ad (1905)

"One medicine that has never failed" This fantastic advertisement is part of a series -- there are lots of variants on this theme, but we think this is one of the best/worst... The whole thing is ... Read more...

New wedding cake customs (1909)

New styles seen in wedding cake Sometimes bound with ribbons which the bride cleaves with knife The wedding cake, luscious and delicate of taste, with its thick layer of almond paste and its wonderful exter... Read more...

3 springtime rhubarb recipes (1908)

Some rhubarb recipes Rhubarb is not used as much as its merits deserve, perhaps because so few housewives know that it can be served in other ways than in pies and sauces. Here are some good recipes sent in ... Read more...

The postal card fad (1901)

The postal card fad Quite the latest caper is to follow your friends about Europe. It may sound a bit difficult at first, but in reality you may sit at home in your most comfortable chair, toasting your to... Read more...

The tale of Happy Euphemia (1909)

Happy Euphemia This is the picture of little Euphemia, a child who was of such a cheerful disposition that she danced and skidded about from morning till night. She never walked decorously, one foot after the ... Read more...

The etiquette of visiting cards (1909)

The etiquette of cards Rules governing the use of visiting cards When, where, for whom to leave them "Ask me anything you like," said Mrs Wright cordially, to a friend who had been puzzled over some points... Read more...

The magic of tea rooms (1905)

Tea rooms They yield good returns when they are properly managed A profitable occupation for woman will be found in conducting a tea room in the right way. These pleasant meeting and gossiping places for ... Read more...

NYC subway nears completion (1904)

Interest in the subway grows As it nears completion, interest in the subway grows -- underground shops -- safety devices.  The workmen call this John B M'donald's pet. It is the subway station at Twenty-thi... Read more...

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