1910s

30 fun & fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes (1919)

30 fun & fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes (1919)

Booze-free beverages were all the rage after prohibition kicked in, so from a huge collection of suggestions published in 1919, we found these 30 fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes that would still work well today.
Vintage postcard July 4 1776

Vintage postcards for the 4th of July

Here's a selection of vintage postcards to celebrate Independence Day -- aka the 4th of July -- all dating back to the first two decades of the 20th century!
Miss Lina Cavalieri circus

Women: How to gain weight (1918)

Briefly, this is the most sensible regimen I can advise for the thin woman who wants plump shoulders and pretty rounded cheeks... For dinner, eat any food that appeals to you that is of a starchy or sugary or fatty nature.
See the rooms at the elegant old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1903)

The suite life: See the rooms at the elegant Waldorf-Astoria (1903)

New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are more than a dozen colorfully-illustrated postcards published in honor of Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
Get laced up with more than 200 classic Victorian corsets

Get laced up with more than 200 classic Victorian corsets

Throughout the 1800s, clothing styles for women changed considerably. Variations in fashions led to modifications in the length of the waist and the height of the bust, and other aspects of Victorian corsets. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
Tesla holding a phosphor-coated wireless light bulb

Nikola Tesla’s plan to give free electricity to everyone (1896)

Free electricity for everyone? It means that if Nikola Tesla succeeds in harnessing the electrical earth currents and putting them to work for man there will be an end to oppressive extortionate monopolies in steam, telephones, telegraphs and the other commercial uses of electricity
Three men on horseback racing c1885

And they’re off! Look back at the history of the Kentucky Derby

How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn't know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here's a look back at its history.

41 fantastic & classic sweet potato recipes

Whether you're looking for basic sweet potato recipes or need some ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes, these 41 classic sweet potato recipes cover the gamut, from main dishes to desserts!
41 classic egg recipes (1912)

41 classic egg recipes (1912)

Think you know just about every way to prepare eggs? We bet that at least a couple of the recipes in this collection from 1912 will be new to you. Take a look!
Old-fashioned Easter prayers and blessings - Flowers

14 traditional Easter blessings and prayers (1911)

Celebrate a joyous and happy Easter with this collection of fourteen old-fashioned and traditional blessings and prayers from more than a century ago. You can also save and share the original vintage images of each blessing page.

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