1920s

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Classic homes from 1919

Charming & classic All-American suburban houses from 1919

Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
6 ways to make old-fashioned waffles (1939)

10 ways to make old-fashioned waffles (1939)

Here are 10 great recipes old-fashioned waffles - including chocolate waffles, sour cream waffles, Southern waffles, coffee waffles, gingerbread waffles and more delicious variations.
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!
Greta Garbo on cover of Photoplay - December 1934

The legendary actress Greta Garbo and her movies (1934)

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.

Three from-scratch traditional pound cake recipes (1920)

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!

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!
classic sweet potato pie recipes

11 classic sweet potato pie recipes

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!
Southern fruitcake recipe (1921)

Southern fruitcake recipe (1921)

This old Colonial Southern fruitcake recipe is the real old-fashioned fruitcake prepared on all the Southern plantations for the holiday season before the war.
How to make jams

How to make jams and jellies (1912)

Now is the season when fruit is abundant, cheap and in the best condition for making jams, preserves and jellies. Preserves mean fruit that is cooked with sugar, equal weight, and left whole or nearly so.

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