What’s the history of Necco Wafers? Here’s a look back at how a company made the candy such a big hit that it would be on shelves for the next 100 years.
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Here are more 20 colorfully-illustrated vintage Memorial day postcards for the national American holiday originally known as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s.
During World War I, patriotic citizens were asked to eat less of certain foods, and to avoid waste. See how WWI food rationing posters promoted these goals.
The 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people – the majority of deaths from pneumonia following an attack of influenza.
In June 1919, a peace treaty with Germany was signed in France, and formally brought an end to the Great War, which we now call World War I.
It took only 12 seconds and covered 120 feet, but the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight made the moon as reachable as sailing ships once made America. Here’s how they made history.
Send Christmas cards for the boys “over there” laden with cheery messages The number of Christmas packages that may be sent to the boys at
To help keep an eye on the war, during both WWI and WWII, the Navy asked to borrow binoculars from American citizens, paying them $1 per pair – which was much cheaper and simpler than buying new optics for the military.
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress, and the United States formally declared war – The Great War, which became known as World War 1 – on April 6, 1917.
WAR DECLARED: See 31 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI back in 1914.
In October 1918, near the end of WWI, The New York Tribune and other newspapers nationwide carried the line at the top of the front page: AMERICA’S HISTORIC ANSWER: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER.
These wheat-free bread recipes come from 1918, during the height of World War 1, when the country was asked to save wheat for the troops.
Hobey Baker is “making good” again (1918) Hobey Baker’s new feats will outclass anything he ever did on the athletic field Baker always did make
In 1915, an engineer in Arlington, Virginia, was heard in Paris and Hawaii. This was the first trans-continental message ever sent by wireless telephone tech.
President Benjamin Harrison on the obligations of wealth (1898) General Harrison addresses a large gathering at Chicago The Union League Club’s celebration in honor of
While his name might not be as well-known as others, Hudson Maxim was an important American inventor, chemist and author.
Here’s a look at a few of the wheat-free recipes created during WWI — classic recipes for cakes and cookies made with rice flour in place of wheat flour.
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.
Amid the most dramatic scenes ever witnessed in Congress, the house early today passed the resolution which formally declared Germany as an enemy and launched the United States in the fight for the democracy of the world.
Exceptionally tasty dishes may be prepared with leftover potatoes (from WWI) The allies realize it takes time for a democratic nation such as America, to
Monotony is the bane of many tables. This is an unnecessary evil. As an example of what may be done in the way of planning meals using only four ordinary articles of diet, the following 12 menus were worked out by Isabel Bevier, Ph M.
This story was published in The Washington Times in 1922: Martians must soon find means to move to some better world, or be wiped out of existence.
Aeronautics: A question about its future What is to become of aeronautics after the war? This problem is discussed in “Le Petit Journal” of Paris
Day of dreadnought is past, predicts H G Wells Famous English author says England’s confidence in big battleships is unreasonable and naval war of future
Honorable discharge from the US Army To all whom it may concern: This is to certify that Percy Leland, Corporal, Inf Replacement Troops Unassigned
Louis Armstrong Though the recorder misspelled his name at the top of his record, Louis Armstrong’s registration card showed that he was employed as a
What a Zeppelin really is like Few military instruments in the war have come in for so much discussion as the Zeppelin airships, yet few