1910s

The Easter Rising: Insurrection Within Ireland During World War I

April 26, 2021

Irish Citizen Army group lined up outside ITGWU HQ under a banner proclaiming "We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland!" (National Library of Irela...

How Hollywood Started When Independent Filmmakers Moved to California In The 1910s ...

February 11, 2021

Panoramic view of downtown Los Angeles showing Pershing Square, c.1910. (Charles C. Pierce/Wikimedia Commons) Before 1915, Los Ang...

Titanic Survivor Stories: Who Survived The Titanic And What Happened To Them?

February 3, 2021

Michel Marcel Navratil, and his younger brother, Edmond Roger. Taken in April 1912 to publish in newspapers in order to assist in their ident...

Thanksgiving During The 1918 Spanish Flu

November 24, 2020

(Hulton Archive/Getty Images) On Thanksgiving 1918, the world was in the throes of a pandemic that infected around one-third of the global population. That's around 500 million...

Porvenir Massacre Of 1918: A Harrowing Night Of Racial Murder By Local Texans, US Military

September 7, 2020

On January 28, 1918, a group of Texas Rangers, U.S. Cavalry soldiers, and local ranchers descended on the village of Porvenir...

Piggly Wiggly: The First Supermarket That Let You Pick Out Your Own Food

September 6, 2020

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. (Clarence Saunders/Wikimedia Commons) Going to the grocery store in the early 1900s was no...

How Woodrow Wilson Planned To Hack His Own Election For The Good Of The American People

August 1, 2020

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson was pretty sure that he was on his way out of the White House, and although he ran for reelect...

What You Didn’t Know About the Unsinkable Molly Brown

August 27, 2018

Everyone remembers Kathy Bates’ portrayal of the Denver socialite, Molly Brown, in the 1997 James Cameron film, Titanic. Bates played Molly Brown as a tough-talk...

The Biscuit That Survived The Sinking of Titanic Became the World's Most Expensive Biscuit

January 5, 2018

This crunchy old biscuit survived the sinking of the Titanic and is probably one of the most expensive baked products in the world...

Vintage Black and White Cat Photos Taken in 1914

December 17, 2017

These adorable and funny cat photos were taken by American photographer Harry Whittier Frees. These collection is thought to date back as far as 1914. ...

The True Story of The Boy Who Vanished and Came Back as a New Child, 1912

November 24, 2017

On August 23, 1912, the Dunbars went on a trip to Swayze Lake in Louisiana. As the family played in the water, suddenly four-year-olf Bobby disappe...

The Fake Paris You Never Knew About

October 13, 2017

Towards the end of World War I French military planners hired private firms to help build a fake with a faux Arc di Triomphe and Goud du Nord among its many “landmarks.” Viewed from pla...

41 Beautiful Portraits of Edwardian Women From Between the 1900s and 1910s

October 10, 2017

Color photography was attempted as early as the 1840s, but it became popular only after the Lumière brothers introduced and patented the Autochrom...

These Old Photos Capture Daily Life of a Family in Gully, Minnesota Between the 1900s and 1910s

September 21, 2017

This series of photos from Maryellen McFadden captures the daily life of the Brenna family from between the 1900s and 1910s. ...

The Badass Story of a Gallipoli Legend, Albert 'Hard' Jacka

September 12, 2017

The Gallipoli Campaign went down in history as an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Forces to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during the First World...

New Documents Reveal that Titanic Rescuers Tossed Bodies of 3rd-class Passengers Back into the Ocean

September 10, 2017

After the Titanic sunk, rescuers on the Mackay-Bennet ship were tasked to recover the body, they were to be the main bod...

Lucky British Soldier Shows Off His Damaged Helmet, 1917

August 10, 2017

You wouldn't think a soldier who has been shot in the head would have much to smile about, but in 1915 steel helmets had just been introduced. This soldier was feel...

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