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 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...

 

Auto Polo: The Death-Defying Sport of the Early 1900s

Ralph “Pappy” Hankinson, a Ford dealer in Topeka, Kansas, who was looking for a way to sell more cars, came up with the insane idea of playing polo while driving cars The sport lasted from 1912 to sometime in the early...

 

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...

 

The Only Known Footage of Mark Twain, 1909

Shot by Thomas Edison in 1909, this is the only known footage of the great author Mark Twain. Twain is shown walking around his home in Redding, Connecticut, and playing cards with his daughters Clara and Jean. Film appears...

 

A Look Inside Victorian Homes in the 1800s

Here’s glimpse of what daily life could have been like in these houses in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Here’s an 1890’s Victorian dining room. If these walls could talk! 1865 photo called “Interieur”...

 
Marie Curie Rejection

That Time Marie Curie Was Rejected Membership to the French Academy of Sciences Because She’s a Woman

It’s probably hard to believe that a two-time Nobel Prize winner for her work in both physics and chemistry, a person who discovered and created the word “radioactivity,” was rejected for membership by the French Academy...

 

Edwardian Era: Lovely Vintage Photos of Children on the Beach

The scenery before buildings and entertainment centers; these are old pictures of the beach, children playing together, digging sand, just swimming…

 

Italy Over 100 Years Ago (Without The Influx of Tourists)

An amateur photographer took these old pictures during one of their family trips to England and Europe from 1907 to 1922. These depicted day to day living from the late 1900s to early 1910s of some people in Italian cities...

 
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