1920s

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.
Roll of Necco Wafers - old-fashioned candy

How round, colorful Necco Wafers candy became so popular (1920)

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.

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!
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!

Train station etiquette (1921)

Train station etiquette by Mary Marshall Duffee To say that the well-bred person is on time when he takes a train might be unfair. But it is a fact the well-bred person shows his consideration for others in... Click to read more...
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!

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