Fall Fashion of 1914

Fall Fashion of 1914

El Paso Herald August 29, 1914

El Paso Herald August 29, 1914

The New York Tribune September 6, 1914

The New York Tribune September 6, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 6, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 6, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 14, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 14, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 21, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 21, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 14, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 14, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 21, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 21, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 27, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 27, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 27, 1914

The Ogden Standard July 27, 1914

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"The Naughty ‘Ings" (1898)

“The Naughty ‘Ings” (1898)

The San Francisco Call September 18, 1898

The San Francisco Call September 18, 1898

The Naughty ‘Ings

By L.A. Hobson

I traveled one day to Rhymetown

To get a bundle of rhymes;

The keeper knew me when I came–

I’d been there lots of times.

The road that leads to Rhymetown

Stops at a monstrous gate

All written o’er with funny rhymes,

To read the while you wait.

The keeper comes to let you in

With an enormous key;

And, after you are once…

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"Song of the Pirate" (1905)

“Song of the Pirate” (1905)

The New York Tribune September 17, 1905

The New York Tribune September 17, 1905

Song of the Pirate

By S.E. Kiser

A pirate, a pirate, a pirate I will be!

In stormy ways

I’ll spend my days–

A pirate’s life for me!

Upon the main

I’ll look for gain;

I’ll sail the broad seas o’er;

I’ll store my hold with gold, and then

I’ll make the people tremble when

They see me come ashore!

A pirate, a pirate, a pirate bold am I!

Where people shriek

On…

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New York City of the Future as Seen from 1911

New York City of the Future as Seen from 1911

The New York Tribune September 17, 1911

The New York Tribune September 17, 1911

Peer Two Decades Into Future and See the Magic New York City of 1931

It develops That There Are Now Five Millions Persons in This “Burg” and Here is a Lens to Show You, a Score of Years Hence, a Population of Nine Millions.

Skyscraper of Future Compared with Those of Today

Moving Sidewalks Under Ground Are Already Projected for New York, and Before Long May…

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The Hangman of San Quentin Driven to Insanity (1901)

The Hangman of San Quentin Driven to Insanity (1901)

The San Francisco Call September 15, 1901

The San Francisco Call September 15, 1901

The Haunting of Amos Lunt-Hangman

Amos Lunt, who slipped the noose over the heads of a score of California’s murderers, is confined in the insane asylum at Napa, a victim of melancholia. They say his life is fast ebbing away in the delirium of madman’s cell.

It was a curious combination of circumstances that turned a mild-mannered Massachusetts boy into…

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War News - Poison as a Weapon and the French Scare the Germans by Doing Black-Face

War News – Poison as a Weapon and the French Scare the Germans by Doing Black-Face

The Omaha Daily Bee September 11, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee September 11, 1914

Belgians Try to Poison Germans

Soldiers Have to Make People Drink Water They Offer

The Omaha Daily Bee September 13, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee September 13, 1914

Russ Cavalrymen Are Poisoned by German Peasant in Prussia

Petrograd – According to a Moscow correspondent of the Rjetach:

“The cavalry men were riding from Insterberg over rough roads and in intense heat. The thirsty troopers stopped at a…

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Signal from the Grave (1895)

Signal from the Grave (1895)

The San Francisco Call September 15, 1895

The San Francisco Call September 15, 1895

A Young Californian’s Gruesome Invention Now Shown at Coney Island

Burial Alive is Impossible

Hubert DeVeau of Fresno Attracting Attention of All Corners at the Famous Beach Resort

A Californian who believes that hundreds of people are annually buried alive or killed while in a cataleptic state by the necessary mutilation of the embalming process, has…

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Images of the Day (VI)

Images of the Day (VI)

The San Francisco Call September 8, 1907

The San Francisco Call September 8, 1907

Burning of the historic Cliff house yesterday afternoon. The accompanying photograph, taken by J.L. Walthal for The Call, shows the burning building just as the flames were bursting out of the first story, with the smoke sweeping out over the ocean. This photograph gives a graphic idea of the fierceness with which the conflagration attacked the dry wooden…

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Victorian Poems (1896)

The San Francisco Call September 13, 1896

The San Francisco Call September 13, 1896

A Birthday

By Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird

Whose nest is in a watered shoot;

My heart is like an apple tee

Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;

My heart is like a rainbow shell

That paddles in a halcyon sea;

My heart is gladder than all these

Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;

Hang it with vair…

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How Better Roads Are to Be Built of Rubber

How Better Roads Are to Be Built of Rubber

The Omaha Daily Bee September 13, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee September 13, 1914

Rubber roads, though they may not be immediately practicable, are almost certain of ultimate adoption. But before the rubber road “arrives’ a great deal of “missionary” work has to be done.

At present engineers responsible for the upkeep of roads fight shy of the rubber road proposition. Though it may be possible to calculate what a rubber road will cost,…

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