Money & work

“DDT is good for me-e-e!” (1947)

"DDT is good for me-e-e!" The great expectations held for DDT have been realized. During 1946, exhaustive scientific tests have shown that, when properly used, DDT kills a host of destructive insect pests, a... Read more...

The thrills of book hunting (1906)

The thrills of book hunting One unacquainted with the subject would hardly compare the sport of hunting in the fields with that of delving around musty shelves and storerooms in search of rare and valuable... Read more...

Celebs sign it with Sheaffer pens (1976)

Hank Ketcham (Dennis The Menace) signs it with a Sheaffer When your pen looks like it was designed for a space flight, it's hard to come up with a tired, old idea. And how can you be dull when you're using the... Read more...

The quick and quiet Douglas DC-9 (1967)

The quick and quiet Douglas DC-9 is bringing the jet age to just about everybody. The new Douglas DC-9 is opening an entirely new approach to air transportation for more and more cities and towns all over th... Read more...

An argument for the chauffeur (1918)

One chauffeured automobile accomplishes as much as two or three which are driven without chauffeurs. The chauffeur instantly becomes an economy - not merely a justifiable expense.

Microsoft’s hottest tech from 1982

Microsoft's RAMCard with RAMDrive... ...takes the whir, click and wait out of the IBM PC. Solid state disk. When you add the Microsoft RAMCard to your IBM personal computer, you also add RAMDrive, which let... Read more...

A new town! Visit Gilbert, Arizona (1914)

In 1914, there was a lot of hype about a new little town near Phoenix called Gilbert -- "the fastest growing and most prosperous community in the Southwest." Amazingly, Gilbert really did live up to its promise... Read more...

International phone calls (1965)

International calls for just $12 for the first three minutes? The ad says the cost is "low." We say... not so much. A handy little inflation calculator says $12 of 1965 dollars would be worth $86.42 in 2012. ... Read more...

West side apartments in NYC (1908)

West side real estate Specially selected / Large rooms / Good light and air Announcement: These houses illustrated are of the highest type and in the best of locations with the most modern improvements.... Read more...

Macy’s in NYC (1883)

R H Macy & Co: Grand Central Fancy and Dry Goods Establishment 4th Street, 6th Avenue, & 13th Street, New York City. The above cut represents our Restaurant, which is situated on second floor, centr... Read more...

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