1910s

New York City views (1917)

Get a load of that view! Here are some images showing parts of New York City's skyline as it appeared back in 1917.   Union Square in 1917 >> Announcement of the Empire State Building (1929)... Read more...

Long Island: Vacation paradise (1914)

Want to see for yourself just how much things have changed -- or not? Lucky modern-day citizens can view or download a free PDF version of the 1914 Long Island and Real Life brochure online here. For comparison... Read more...

How did Groundhog Day start? (1910)

Some facts about Groundhog Day To the Editor of the University Missourian: I should like to have the full history of "Groundhog's Day," as in one of our clubs this subject was assigned for investigation and ... Read more...

New Cadillac design announced (1913)

The Cadillac innovation mentioned herein was a two-speed rear axle, combined with a door-mounted, electrically-operated shifter which allowed the driver to change the rear axle ratios from low to high, ther... Read more...

How to preserve autumn leaves (1910)

Preserving autumn leaves It is very natural that one should wish to preserve permanently the bright-colored beauty of the leaves of fall; and many are the plans that have been devised for so doing. To most o... Read more...

Vintage vacuum cleaners from Hoover

Hoover Suction Sweeper (patented 1908)   Hoover for sanitary cleaning (1920) Immaculate rugs are safe playgrounds for the children. Clean thoroughly to protect childhood's precious health. Beat out ... Read more...

Office girls as shapely as models (1913)

Office girls as shapely as models Is the working girl to be barred from the Venus contest now in progress, and which has already reached from Buffalo to London? "I trust not," declares Miss Dorothy I Smith,... Read more...

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