Thomas Edison says people work too hard, but that pleasure is as necessary as food. 'This is an electric age. The pressure was never heavier, nor the grind harder.'
Electricity will cure all the ills of the world, predicts Thomas Edison, whose inventive genius is responsible for the widespread application of electricity.
Love's Baby Soft hit the market in the mid-'70s with a creepy ad campaign with lines like 'that irresistible, clean-baby smell, grown-up enough to be sexy' and 'innocence is sexier than you think.' So how did America respond?
Whether out for business or pleasure, a lady feels hungry after several hours. To find near at hand a clean, cozy places of refreshment -- tea rooms -- appeal to the soul of every woman.
Greater Philadelphia... a great place to raise your family Greater Philadelphia has everything a family needs for a happy, healthy, well-rounded life... Click to read more...
Here's a look back at how a Boston-based company made Necco Wafers candy such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
Berry Gordy, the man behind Motown Records, placed the first pressing of the new Diana Ross recording on the turntable in his dimly-lit office and settled back in his chair to let his musical instincts, which have been spectacularly correct over the years, work for him yet another time.
Cubicles and open-plan offices were in response to changes in business: 'In the past decade, great strides have been made in the computer sciences, the technology of copying and in word processing. Thus, the office is no longer viewed and revered as a static fixture.'
Are you hot enough to play with Journey? The Journey video game, Escape, was released in 1982 with a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. It wasn't a spectacular success.
Who invented the sewing machine? That really depends on how much progress has to be made for something to be considered 'invented.' Find out more!
You're not considered 'in' in some circles if you don't have a Pet Rock. And now, for only $4, the perfect pet can be yours - if you don't mind taking a rock for a walk.
What about pants on women in the office? An editor from Denver explained, "I think women should dress distinctively as women. They've gone too far in stealing men's attire."
A look back at the computer age: "Today's computer revolution is only getting started. In store are amazing new uses for 'electronic brains' that will reshape the industry and alter people's lives."
Las Vegas: The great convention vacation location America's all-year vacation land, where there's worlds of room for worlds of fun... Wonder-fu... Click to read more...
They're rocking in Detroit -- and selling, too By Peter Hoffman Detroit -- Until recently, this motor town's chief contributions to the American... Click to read more...
Most women's shoe styles originate in Europe. Top-notch U.S. designers adapt European styles to U.S. taste. New designs sell first in the highest price brackets, from $16 up.
It's the little things that count, after all Perhaps one of the most difficult things we have to learn in our ventures into the big world is that i... Click to read more...
Handwriting has gone out of style because it gave way to something infinitely better. It was the old story. Hand work could not compete with machine work -- the pen could not compete with the typewriter.
An Eastern corset dealer, who has in his time evidently written editorials for a circus, claims that his corset makes any thin figure a vision of loveliness, baffling description, and defying exaggeration.
Interest centers in two new compounds that have remarkable quieting effect; Longer wait, however, believed necessary By Albert W Bloom, Post-Gazett... Click to read more...
What does it take to be a tip-top gas station service attendant during the 1940s? Find out how full-service went beyond 'Shall I fill it up with Super Special?'
Hawaii is experiencing its greatest tourist boom in history. But there are fears that the Islands' friendly Aloha spirit will be sacrificed in the rush to keep pace with the influx.
Lindy flight is boom to flying Intrepid pilot made financial backing available for aviation The development of aeronautics in America as a big b... Click to read more...
To see the telephone girl at her work, to observe her quick, delicate, never-hesitating movements, is a pastime fascinating to the extreme. Each will get between 500 to 600 calls a day. Here, see photographs from New York City phone operators in 1899.
To most American women, lipstick is a form of clothing; without it, they feel undressed. In 1946 alone, American women spent an estimated $29,200,000 for 5000 tons of lipstick.
What sets 'Star Wars' apart from its predecessors are the special effects (some 365 separate shots) and the extraordinary richness of Lucas' imagination.
Here's a look back from 1964 at the career of "American folk hero" Thomas Edison.
The death of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne in the crash of TWA Flight 599 on March 31, 1931, resulted in more than just the death of the football legend and seven others -- it was a pivotal moment in early airline and aviation safety.
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.
Luncheon for two? When is it proper for men and women to dine together? by Mary Marshall Duffee A dinner lubricates business. - Lord Stowell T... Click to read more...
The fax of life: The fax machine revolution is conquering all in its path By Sara Peterson, The Hutchinson News Fax it! That phrase is becoming as... Click to read more...
Pioneer Stationery House - Wholesale and Retail These new quarters are now open to the public. It is the only exclusive stationery house in North Cen... Click to read more...