1920s

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.
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!
Golden Mask of Tutankhamun

King Tut’s coffin is uncovered (1923)

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.
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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