1920s

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...

Dodge Brothers: 4-door sedan from 1920

Dodge Brothers: 4-door sedan The sedan is so solidly entrenched in the affections of the American people that it has almost attained the proportions of a national institution. The gasoline consumption is ... Read more...

Two weeks afoot on the arctic ice (1927)

A flying explorer's two weeks afoot on the arctic ice Forced down in a blizzard while soaring over the least-known part of the Arctic Ocean in search of undiscovered land, Capt George Hubert Wilkins and his ... Read more...

The question of birth control (1920)

Has a mother the right to decide how many children she will have? How the women of Holland have answered the question of birth control The war has made us realize that we cannot afford to ignore anyth... Read more...

President Harding dies suddenly (1923)

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States -- in office from 1921 until his death at age 57 in 1923. His death shocks world Click to see a larger v... Read more...

Fun at the beach (1910s – 1920s)

Fully-dressed at the beach (c1920) Suit vests at the seaside, of course! Somewhere in New York or along the coast northward. Same day as the above. My grandmother is in the front, with her family. ... Read more...

Street scenes: DC gets worst storm since 1899 (1922)

The blanket of snow was heaviest today in the District of Columbia, with the fall recorded at 10 o’clock as an even two feet. At that time, it was still snowing and the Weather Bureau prediction was for a continuation of the fall through the day and into the night.

Sleuths who get their men (1927)

Sleuths who "get their men" Whenever a criminal thinks he is getting foxy enough to try to rob the United States mails, he is talking about the surest method of engaging free board and lodging in a Federal p... Read more...

29 wedding superstitions (1921)

Marriage, being an ancient institution which vitally affects lives of men and women, it is not surprising that practically everything connected therewith has some superstitious belief or other associated with... Read more...

A very overdue library book from 1929

This copy of The Forum -- a bound volume covering the magazine issues from January to June, 1919 -- was a library book checked out of a library in Nebraska, and was last due to be returned in 1929. (Okay, okay ... Read more...

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