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...

Hobey Baker making good again (1918)

This story appeared at the beginning of 1918, but by the time the year had closed out, Hobart "Hobie" Baker was dead -- killed by injuries sustained in a military plane crash in France mere hours before he was ... Read more...

Please your husband and wear an apron (1911)

There is not a man living who, in his secret heart, does not like to see a woman in an apron. Every bridegroom dreams of his young wife donning one in which to pour his coffee.

20 ways to serve potatoes (1912)

There are many ways to turn the humble spuds into a tasty side dish. Here are 20 different ways you can make potatoes, including scalloped, fried, mashed and stuffed!

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 mos... 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...

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