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.
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!
The doors of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, a 36-year-old internationally-known institution, closed May 1, 1929. Noisy wreckers will clank in to tear it down. The old generation passes with a sigh. The new era enters with a roar.
Dancer Isadora Duncan was killed when her shawl was caught in the rear wheel of an automobile. Unaware, the chauffeur of the car which was being demonstrated to Miss Duncan started moving forward.
America's highest-paid film star in the 1930s was a Swedish-born woman we know as Greta Garbo. A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Garbo was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era, as well as very successful in the early talking films.
Here's a look back at a huge advertising push a Boston-based company tried back in the 1910s and 1920s to make Necco Wafers candy -- rolls of sweets flavored with peppermint, wintergreen, chocolate, cinnamon and licorice -- such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
It's incredible to see how awesome -- in size, in design, in popularity -- old-fashioned indoor swimming pools could be. Here, take a look at 10 gorgeous pools from days gone by!
The traditional pound cake recipe got its name from the measurements of some ingredients used in the recipe -- a pound of butter, a pound of sugar and a pound of flour. More than a century ago, the recipe changed to something a little lighter, but no less delicious!
"Safety Last!" was one of the best-known movies of the silent film era -- not only because people found it hilarious, but also because of the iconic image of the Harold Lloyd, dangling off the edge of a building -- his grip on a clock hand the only thing keeping him from falling.
If you're looking for a classic cake to bake for a special occasion, you have come to exactly the right place! Here, we have more than a hundred different vintage recipes for delicious cakes to suit all tastes. Check them out!
In 1927, dozens of people tried to break the coffee-drinking record. In just over a month, the cup count went from 71 to a San Francisco man who more than doubled that number.
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!
Some of the earliest reports of "alligator pears" come from the 1820s, typically in dispatches from Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean/Central ... Click to read more...
Through these 75 gorgeous and artistic color covers of Theater magazine, take a peek back in time to the stage scene from the first decades of the twentieth century.
Origin of stained glass art The art of fitting together small pieces of glass into a pattern with a heavy lead binding about each piece is supposed... Click to read more...
Vintage weathervanes were made in almost every conceivable design and pattern. Horses, cows, deer, eagles, ships. roosters and even pigs were hammered in metal and used to register the direction of the wind.
Few families today are without automobiles, so the lack of a garage affects the resale value of any home. A garage not in good taste architecturally almost as seriously affects that value.
Handwriting has gone out of style because it gave way to something infinitely better. It was the old story. Hand work could not compete with machine work -- the pen could not compete with the typewriter.
'The homes illustrated are of the most modern design and have a permanent appeal.' See color views of 62 completed homes, floorplans, and the number of rooms and home size.
Lindy flight is boom to flying Intrepid pilot made financial backing available for aviation The development of aeronautics in America as a big b... Click to read more...
Campfire Marshmallow Fudge Cake (1925) 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups sugar 4 squares bitter chocolate, melted 2 eggs 2 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons... Click to read more...
Police officers smiled broadly at reports from Florida that 'Scarface' Al Capone was assuming the attitude of the refined and genial American sportsman.
Two auto loads of gangsters shortly before noon today entered a North Side garage, lined eight men against a wall, and shot six of them to death. The remaining two were wounded, perhaps fatally.
Colleen Moore face powder from the Owl Drug Co. The cosmetician, like the artist, dreams of his master creation. Darnee had given us Colleen Moore fa... Click to read more...
Staunton to Have Many at Vet Reunion Unveiling of Lee equestrian statue in Charlottesville tomorrow to be preceded by big parade, Company L, and St... Click to read more...
So this is Hollywood! (1922) It they hadn't improved on the 1890 model bathing suit, Mack Sennet wouldn't be where he is today. But if Sennet hasn't ... Click to read more...
Not too long ago, Joan Crawford was merely a dancing girl with ornamental legs. Recent pictures prove that she is acquiring a vivid and distinctive quality in her acting.
A look back at some of the most magnificent resort hotels of yesteryear, and where -- and if -- they stand now.
The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.
It's Mother's Day! (1933) From your secret pal on Mother's Day A MOther's Day wish for my wife (1950s) To Mother on Mother'... Click to read more...
Here are six full-color fashion layouts - with 44 different outfits - as published in The Delineator during the summer of 1922!
While the newspapers reported on the stock market crash on October 29 and October 30, 1929, it's clear that they didn't know what was in store for them. Ultimately, the Great Depression hit the country hard, and its effects were felt for many years.
The first impression of this gigantic receptacle for the dead, its sides resplendent with chaste decorations of blue and gold set against a background of brightly colored paintings on yellow was almost overwhelming.
All of these sweet potato pie recipes come from the early part of the 20th century -- from 1915 until 1922 -- and should give you some ideas for ways to spice up a sweet potato pie of your own!