Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 to 1970

The notion of a ‘kitchen’ as we know it today came about due to a book by the Beecher sisters, Catherine and her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1869, the two sisters published a revised version of The American...

 

Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 – 1970

The notion of a ‘kitchen’ as we know it today came about due to a book by the Beecher sisters, Catherine and her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1869, the two sisters published a revised version of The American...

 

19 Rare Lantern Slides Show the Postmen from 1914 – 1918

A collection of lantern slides from The Postal Museum showing postal operations for various nationalities during the First World War. Most of these photos were hand-colored. Handwritten captions in black ink on labels above...

 

The Orphan Train Movement, 1854 – 1929

The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. It...

 

Did Author Really ‘Predicts’ the Titanic Sinking 14 Years Earlier?

The novella Futility, written in 1898 by U.S. writer Morgan Robertson, shows some eerie similarities to the famed story of the sinking of the Titanic. Just how many similarities? Let’s take a look: These eerie “coincidences”...

 

10 Things You You Probably Don’t Know About The U.S. Secret Service

Officially titled The United States Secret Service or USSS, the organization has been around since 1865. The USSS agents are way more than just bodyguards and there are probably a couple things that you didn’t know about...

 

Women in History: The Unstoppable Isabella Beecher Hooker

Isabella Beecher Hooker was a woman who didn’t take “no” for an answer. After taking a considerable amount of time weighing out what a woman’s role in political arenas should be, she drafted a bill that gave married...

 

The Peculiar History of the Cliff House in San Francisco

Senator John Buckley and C. C. Butler originally built the Cliff House in 1863. At first, it was difficult and very expensive to get there because it was situated on the rocky hills of Land’s End overlooking the Pacific...

 

The Real People Behind ‘Little House On The Prairie’

Little House on the Prairie has a special place in the hearts of Americans and many others around the world. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s stories, based on her real-life experience of growing up amid the hardships of the Midwest...

 

This is What Dorm Rooms Looked Like in the 1800s and Early 1900s

What did dorm rooms look like 100 years ago? These photos give you a rare look inside… Four young students enjoy some time together at Lindenwood at the turn of the century. A group of girls pose during a sleep over...

 
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