See what it looked like during President Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address speech, plus eyewitness accounts, analysis, full text & and a handwritten copy of the speech.
‘Casablanca’ actor Humphrey Bogart – known to millions as ‘Bogie’ – gave a behind-the-scenes look into his mind and his life in this story from 1942.
Here are two vintage articles from the turn of the century with advice for young married couples about some of the ways to make their years together happy ones.
Back in 1862, a woman wrote to a top fashion magazine to lament the work involved with Civil War-era hairstyles. Here’s what she said – plus see 8 hairdos from the time.
If you can spare no money, and have no time to make pretty and inexpensive things, give pleasant words and wishes, and rediscover the truest joy of Christmas giving
The lessons of the Bicentennial taught us that the Colonists fought mightily to get the vote. Now it seems no one wants it anymore.
In this collection of vintage interviews, Nichelle Nichols talks about her role as Uhura on Star Trek, and life both before and after the Enterprise took flight.
When it came to parenting the ’40s, were moms too easy on their kids? Was being a parent harder than the generation before? Here’s what people said in 1940.
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious, well-appointed cruise liners ever, with seemingly no expense spared… except when it came to passenger safety in the event of an emergency.
Never having to come up from underground? Cars routinely going 130 MPH? Completely automated cleaning? Solar power dominant? See these and many more predictions from 1906!
Avoid contradicting your husband, do not give your advice till he asks it, and other marriage tips from the 1830s. Because a wife may have more sense than her husband, but she should never seem to know it.
“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors,” said President Washington’s Farewell Address.
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.’
Here’s a sampling about what the witty editorial cartoonists of the 1920s had to say about the prohibition of alcohol when it was the law of the land.
So many experts have come out with learned treatises on how to land an eligible bachelor, it was time for an experienced amateur to speak up. There is one big difference between their fancy methods and mine. Mine worked.
California — particularly Los Angeles — is notorious for having awful traffic — but as this video from the ’50s will prove, that bumper-to-bumper freeway crawl is nothing new.
Cleanliness is the basis of all physical beauty. A famous old-time belle was asked for her secret of beauty, and she answered: ‘I have three: the first is cleanliness, the second is cleanliness, and the third is cleanliness.’
When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn’t do it.
While Benjamin Franklin may be known for ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,’ that wasn’t his only insight on the subject of sleep. In the summer of 1786, he wrote this, ‘The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams.’
Good form: Tips for proper manners (1911) Telephone etiquette Correct though it is to employ a telephone for social purposes, there have been established certain
Will baseball live? An article from 1893 Firmly believing in the future of baseball, I have no hesitancy in complying with the request made by
Any woman may make herself beautiful by thought — and here is the way to do it by Hereward Carrington Could you devote a little
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
Give good books a place in your home An old saying runs to the effect that “a man is known by the company he keeps.”
Original Editor’s note from 1968: This article by the noted author James Baldwin… is an attempt to explain to whites the militant Negro’s reaction to ‘black power,’ as well as the Negro revolution now in progress. It is bitter, but not devoid of hope.
Experience shows that after the newlyweds have become long-marrieds, the couples who quarrel most are the ones who are most affectionate in public.
Wrinkles come to the American woman at a much earlier age than they come to her European sister. And the pitiable things about it is that they are not wrinkles of age. Here is why Why American women look older than their years.
The woman of the future by Mrs I Lowenberg, President Philomath Club Every age from the dawn of civilization has brought forth new developments in
Laughter is a serious thing. Hoot if you must, but strict attention should be paid to how you laugh and when. It is the barometer of your emotional state. Precisely put, laughter is a form of behavior.
Long before people started wondering why the vampires of Twilight sparkled, there were other questions being asked about these creatures…
How to make yourself important … and strangely enough, love has a lot to do with it, in a way you’d least suspect By Ronald
Is modern society deteriorating? By the Countess of Malmesbury “It be true that many of the virtues are modern, it is certain that all the vices
The wife with a talent I am writing to you about a matter on which I sorely need advice. I am a woman with a
How to choose a husband? Whatever you do, do not marry a man who claims to be a saint. He lives too much in his own imagination of himself. He is nearly always an unconscious or a subconscious hypocrite.
The Shrinkage of the Planet An essay by Jack London What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast
Should a girl who works accept the attentions of her employer? by Idah M’Glone Gibson Dear Mrs Gibson: I have smiled and raged alternately at
Letter to the Editor: Child birth control Letter from Allen Steven, published on June 02, 1915 in The Day Book (Chicago, Illinois) We are long since rid of
“Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.”
The word flapper entangled itself with the ‘dreadful’ side of youth – with jazz, short skirts, bobbed hair, cigarette smoking and gasoline-buggy riding…
Woman-for-President idea gains in favor by George Gallup Princeton, NJ, Oct 28 — A woman for President of the United States? American voters are getting
Nothing is free; everything costs! Sermon by Billie Burke I’m going to preach a sermon from a text that most of us are always forgetting.
Why women do not wish the suffrage by Lyman Abbott In 1895, the women of Massachusetts were asked by the state whether they wished the
Medicinal use of alcohol American Medical Association veers from former opposition – New York County Society silenced To the Editor of The Tribune, Sir: Medical,
Newsweek: Stay Tuned Ford: “The Governor has also played a little fast and loose with the facts about vetoes.” Carter: “Except for avoiding another Watergate,
Modern and old-fashioned baby-rearing methods by Sidonie Matzner Gruenberg Every mother who has but one child realizes how little grandmothers know about the proper care