The Flapper dictionary (1922)

If you don't know your Dingledangler from your Kluck from your Zoozer, you'll appreciate knowing this terminology from the 1920s the next time you're at a flapper or Roaring Twenties or Great Gatsby-themed part... Read more...

Jazzy flapper fashions from 1920

Putting Jazz in the Fashions Today There Are Jazz Stockings, Phosphorescent Hats, Jazz Slippers, Pantaletted Jazz Skirts and Jazz Veils, and There Are Even Jazzy Ways of Wearing Your Jewels. Here Are So... Read more...

Rube Goldberg in his own words (1922)

"I was as nervous as a poker player down to his last pants’ button, and every one of the hard-boiled old-timers in the art department knew it. "

Stylishly smart women’s shoes from 1925

A very attractive combination that is unusually appealing to women of exquisite taste. Built over the new French last, which is the most popular in women’s footwear.

Announcement of the Empire State Building (1929)

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.

Annie Oakley plays William Tell with her dog (1917)

To prove that he is the best dog in Pinehurst, and not the least speck gun-shy. He doesn't care how many times she plays William Tell with him and shoots an apple off his head with a .22 caliber rifle.

Don’t be a flapper – join the The Junior League! (1922)

The word flapper entangled itself with the 'dreadful' side of youth -- with jazz, short skirts, bobbed hair and glistening legs; with the 'immodest' passing of corsets; with cigarette smoking; with petting parties and gasoline-buggy riding...

Finding a piece of the past: PJ Clarke’s in NYC

It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about a venerable institution like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s. Really — how much more could there be left to learn about a place that’s already a piece of living history?

How to find your ideal weight (1920)

How to find your weight by Edna Kent Forbes If you suspect that you are too fat or too thin, there are several perfectly simple rules that you can follow to find out exactly what you should weigh. Here, f... Read more...

1920s car showrooms in Washington DC

Automobiles in window of the Washington Cadillac Co (1927)   Oldsmobile window display in DC (c1921) Christmas window display at an unidentified Oldsmobile dealer's, probably in Washington DC ... Read more...

Our first TV star: Felix the Cat

Our first TV star In case you forgot, it was Felix the Cat The image is blurry and flawed but identifiable: Felix the Cat, hero of a thousand comic strips and a hundred animated cartoons, America's first au... Read more...

What winds up the universe? (1927)

What winds up the universe? What is to happen a billion years or more in the future gives most people little concern, remarks the New York Herald Tribune on its editorial page, but astronomers are curious fo... Read more...

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