1910s

Toys for a safe and sane fourth of July (1912)

Now that firecrackers, caps and gunpowder are no longer in fashion for fourth of July celebrations it is rather difficult sometimes to think of ways in which we will be allowed to do honor to the greatest of our legal holidays.

Clothes trees for the kiddies (1915)

Clothes tree for the kiddies Much work and confusion may be avoided when the children undress at night if each one is made the proud possessor of a small hat tree or clothes tree, or costumer, as they are call... Read more...

Fun at the beach (1910s – 1920s)

Fully-dressed at the beach (c1920) Suit vests at the seaside, of course! Somewhere in New York or along the coast northward. Same day as the above. My grandmother is in the front, with her family. ... Read more...

Lemonade time! 3 recipes (1915)

The lemon is the family's best friend when the sun's sizzling hot by Caroline Coe Hot enough for you today, Mrs Housekeeper? 'Tis, eh? Well, why waste time on a torrid day talking about temperature -- l... Read more...

Vintage natural egg dyeing methods (1917)

The USAA says that when shell eggs are hard-cooked, the protective coating is washed away, leaving open pores in the shell where harmful bacteria could enter. Be sure to refrigerate eggs within two hours of coo... Read more...

Easy embroidered Christmas gifts (1910)

Eleventh hour suggestions for gifts Just one week before Christmas and you have hunted and hunted and have not found the little in expensive gifts down on your list. Are you worrying? Never mind! Here are th... Read more...

How to stop the hiccups (1917)

How to stop the hiccups What is the remedy for an attack of hiccups? -NBZ One good remedy is to take a deep breath. Study the hiccup first of all and see what its rhythm is. If you find the hiccup comes onc... Read more...

A day in NYC’s parks (1916)

Here's a page showing several little vignettes of life at the parks in New York City -- from the artist in Central Park to the mom with kids in Washington Square Park. >> Click here or on the image to ... Read more...

Thomas Edison at home (1916)

Thomas A Edison in Glenmont, his Llewellyn Park (NJ) home Click the page image to see a larger version Captions: A characteristic pose of Mr Edison seated in his favorite corner of the living room.... Read more...

A real haunted house? (1913)

A real haunted house There is hardly a village in any English-speaking country which does not have its haunted house, of which strange sights, sounds and scenes are reported with rumors, and vague enlargem... Read more...

A very overdue library book from 1929

This copy of The Forum -- a bound volume covering the magazine issues from January to June, 1919 -- was a library book checked out of a library in Nebraska, and was last due to be returned in 1929. (Okay, okay ... Read more...

Wrist pets (1915)

Get a wrist pet to be in style Isabelle Wagoner introduces a new fad to "emphasize the fur season." She appeared in Los Angeles recently with a monkey on her arm. Hats and coats are heavily trimmed with fu... Read more...

Are you ready for Halloween? (1910)

Are you ready for Halloween? Down from centuries comes the feast on the eve of All Saints day, and despite the fact that the celebration has changed considerably from the first plans, there is a clinging to ... Read more...

6-room bungalow home plan (1911)

Bungalow style home design and floorplan 6 rooms, 2 halls and complete bath Rough siding stained brown, stucco gables and green shingles. Should appeal to the prospective buyer. ... Read more...

Putting a stop to bank hold-ups (1917)

Putting a stop to bank hold-ups The latest burglar device, according to "The Electrical Experimenter," is a mechanism designed to befriend the bank cashier in his hour of greatest need - when the muzzle of t... Read more...

Conjoined twins amaze scientists (1914)

Twins born to French mother astound all scientists The most astonishing case before the medical world today is that of the babies, Susanna and Madeline, who were born with a tissue of flesh connecting one to... Read more...

How to care for a watch (1910)

How to care for a watch Be careful of your watch; it is too delicate an article to be roughly handled. One wonders sometimes how some people's watches last them more than a month or two, judging from the tre... Read more...

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