War News of August 20, 1914 - Pope Pius Dies and American Tourists Are Having a Jolly Time in Europe

War News of August 20, 1914 – Pope Pius Dies and American Tourists Are Having a Jolly Time in Europe

El Paso Herald August 19, 1914

El Paso Herald August 19, 1914

Americans Telephoning in Paris Can’t Use English or Even “American French”

Americans are not, as a rule, known for their linguistic abilities. In telephoning to friends here they often, after a few words in French, lapse into their own tongue. Immediately they are interrupted on the wire with the curt instruction that the use of a foreign language is not allowed.…

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"Environment" (1911)

“Environment” (1911)

The San Francisco Call August 20, 1911

The San Francisco Call August 20, 1911

Environment

By Marguerite Ogden Bigelow

A wrong environment can stay the soul that does not fight. It can suffocate all aspirations that do not insist on breathing freely. It can stab to the death all ideals that will turn their faces and run form ridicule. It can poison all love that is not strong enough to absolve those who would drag life down to their…

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Vintage Fashion (III)

The Daybook August 19, 1913

The Daybook August 19, 1913

This is Next Season’s Theater Cap

The Daybook August 18, 1913

The Daybook August 18, 1913

To Kill Slit Skirt He Wore Slit Pants–Believe Us, We’d Not Take the Chance

He’s just doing it to teach the girls a lesson, but–

He wears slit pants. They aren’t real brazen. They haven’t a lining of red silk, or cute little buttons in imitation of real diamonds, nor a white lace frou frou–just a sort of…

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"Shadow March" (1913)

“Shadow March” (1913)

The Daybook August 14, 1913

The Daybook August 14, 1913

Shadow March

By Robert Louis Stevenson

All round the house is the jet-black night:

It stares through the window-pane;

It crawls in the corners hiding from the light

And it moves with the moving flame;

Now my little heart goes a-beating like a drum,

With the breath of Bogie in my hair;

And all around the candle the crooked shadows come,

And go marching along up the…

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"Love is Insanity" (1910)

“Love is Insanity” (1910)

The Tacoma Times September 3, 1910

The Tacoma Times September 3, 1910

‘Love is Insanity,’ Writes Mrs. Vera Prosser to the Times

This is Mrs. Vera Prosser’s own analysis of her love for Reese T. Prosser, whom she killed on a train near Libby, Mont., within a few hours after he had divorced her at Seattle.

She went to jail protesting that her love for Prosser made her kill him; she talked only of her love for him during the trial at…

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"Pretty Bits of Sentiment" (1896)

“Pretty Bits of Sentiment” (1896)

The San Francisco Call August 16, 1896

The San Francisco Call August 16, 1896

Love’s Tasks

When all the flowers are sleepin’

An’ dreamin’ in the dew,

Then Love–he goes a-reapin’,

An’ binds the sheaves for you!

When night falls on the meadows

An’ dims the skies o’ blue,

Then Love-he weaves the shadows

To rays o’ light for you!

No thorn spears make him falter,

For all o’heaaven’s in view,

An’ every rose an’ altar

Where Love kneels down…

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Jack Was a Very Busy Boy in 1914

Jack Was a Very Busy Boy in 1914

The New York Tribune August 17, 1914

The New York Tribune August 17, 1914

Patchogue Man Held as “Hugger”

Arrested on Girl’s Complaint, Prisoner is Identified by Fifteen Angry Women.

Aided by a description furnished by Miss Stessie Jarecki, who was attacked Saturday night, a man, who is held as a local “Jack the Hugger,” was arrested early this morning.

He proved to be Julius Korosey, who lives with his parents. The prisoner has been…

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War News for August 17, 1914 - Japan Gives Ultimatum

War News for August 17, 1914 – Japan Gives Ultimatum

El Paso Herald August 16, 1914

El Paso Herald August 16, 1914

He stands at the door of millions of homes in Europe

He is on guard; the women and children fear him while the men are away fighting

How LONG will he stand at the door of misery? That is the question of the war.

The Omaha Daily Bee August 17, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee August 17, 1914

* Japan Sends an Ultimatum to Germany

  Demands the Withdrawal of German Warships from the Orient Within Week’s Time

 …

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Victorian Fashion (III)

The San Francisco Call August 22, 1897

The San Francisco Call August 22, 1897

The San Francisco Call July 9, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 9, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 12, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 12, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 19, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 19, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 26, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 26, 1896

The San Francisco Call November 20, 1898

The San Francisco Call November 20, 1898

The San Francisco Call August 22, 1897

The San Francisco Call August 22, 1897

The San Francisco Call July 19, 1896

The San Francisco Call July 19, 1896

The San Francisco Call October 16, 1898

The San Francisco Call October 16, 1898

Los Angeles Herald July 31, 1898

Los Angeles Herald July 31, 1898

The San Francisco Call July 12, 1896

The San Francisco Call…

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Images of the Day from the Early 1900s

Images of the Day from the Early 1900s

The New York Tribune August 16, 1903

The New York Tribune August 16, 1903

Modern Freak Photography Can Accomplish Wonders, But There Are Some Things It Cannot Do Yet

The Daybook August 13, 1913

The Daybook August 13, 1913

Street Cars Pass Under Moving House

The only movable street tunnel in captivity! It’s in San Francisco. Mounted on stilts so high that street cars and other traffic passes under it, the old residence of Adolph Spreckles is descending a grade…

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