"To The South Wind" (1905)

“To The South Wind” (1905)

The San Francisco Call October 22, 1905

The San Francisco Call October 22, 1905

To The South Wind

By Thomas L. Hunter

O warm, wet wind from the south,

Come, talk to me, list to my prayer;

You have touched Her soft hair,

Maybe moved a dear curl,

Or, perchance, happy wind, kissed her mouth.

O breath of the spring from the south,

What else have you seen,

And what else do you bring

Half so dear as this kiss that She sent me by you?

Not the…

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The Medical Fad of 1900 — Human Bakeries

The Medical Fad of 1900 — Human Bakeries

The San Francisco Call October 21, 1900

The San Francisco Call October 21, 1900

To Be Baked Alive is the Latest Medical Fad

How would you like to be baked alive?

Over 3,000 people in the United States have already been baked alive. It is the latest in medical science. Human bakeries are being established in the large cities for those who are inclined to be baked alive. It is possible to be baked right here in San Francisco.

The…

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Images of the Day (XI)

Images of the Day (XI)

The San Francisco Call October 16, 1904

The San Francisco Call October 16, 1904

The New York Tribune October 17, 1897

The New York Tribune October 17, 1897

New Football Trousers Invented by George Woodruff, Coach of the University of Pennsylvania Football Team

The San Francisco Call October 15, 1905

The San Francisco Call October 15, 1905

The San Francisco Call October 16, 1898

The San Francisco Call October 16, 1898

Terrors and Fortunes Chained up in the Log Rafts That Bump into the Golden Gate

The One that Recently Escaped From its Towboats Came…

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War News - Women Join the Police, and Horse Meat Replaces Beef

War News – Women Join the Police, and Horse Meat Replaces Beef

El Paso Herald October 12, 1914

El Paso Herald October 12, 1914

The Turcos Advancing

Here are the famous negro soldiers which France has drafted from her colony in Algeria. These natives make the best of fighters. They are absolutely without fear and being Moslem, they are fatalists.

El Paso Herald El Paso Herald October 14, 1914

El Paso Herald El Paso Herald October 14, 1914

Epidemic Threatens Battle Line, Says Army Officer

An epidemic threatens the battle line in the…

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Weapons of the Future (1914)

Weapons of the Future (1914)

The Omaha Daily Bee October 11, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee October 11, 1914

The Last Gunpowder War?

Science is Now Creating Weapons Far More Deadly, That Will Annihilate Life Throughout Whole Countries in Future.

LEFT: The New Gun That Discharges Poisonous Gases, Patented by the Krupps, of Germany.

RIGHT: “Airships will carry vast lenses that will concentrate the rays of the sun, withering and destroying everything beneath them.”

BOTT…

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"Remember" (1904)

“Remember” (1904)

The New York Tribune October 16, 1904

The New York Tribune October 16, 1904

Remember

By E. H. Sothern

The time may come in that far-fabled land,

Which we are taught death opens to our view,

When I with tearful eyes shall vainly sue

For the loved touch of a familiar hand,

The look of eyes that every understand,

The kiss of lips whose kiss and words are true–

Then grant me, this when I shall call to you,

In loneliness surpassing, from…

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"Quick and Easy Way to Wash Clothes" (1904)

“Quick and Easy Way to Wash Clothes” (1904)

The New York Tribune October 9, 1904

The New York Tribune October 9, 1904

Let this Machine do your Washing Free

There Motor Springs beneath the tub.

These springs do nearly all the hard work, when once you start them going. And this washing machine works as easy as a bicycle wheel does.

There are slats on the inside bottom of the tub.

These slats act as paddles, to swing the water in the same direction you revolve the tub.

You throw…

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"Lavender Leaves" (1895)

“Lavender Leaves” (1895)

The San Francisco Call October 13, 1895

The San Francisco Call October 13, 1895

Lavender Leaves

The waving corn was green and gold,

The damask roses blown,

The bees and busy spinning wheel

Kept up a drowsy drone,

When Mistress Standish, folding down

Her linen, white as snow,

Between it laid the lavender,

One summer long ago.

The slender spikes of grayish green,

Still moist with morning dew,

Recalled a harden sweet with box

Beyond the…

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Life-Like Preservation of the Dead (1898)

Life-Like Preservation of the Dead (1898)

The San Francisco Call October 9, 1898

The San Francisco Call October 9, 1898

Wonderful Process of Embalming the Dead Discovered

Preserves the Bodies in a Life-Like Condition and Surpasses Any Process Known to the Egyptians

Body of a Child in Life-Like Preservation

Marbelized Body of Cardinal Guglielmo San Felice.

Life-Like Preservation of Foot and Hand

Signor Efisto Marini of Naples has found out the way to make the human body…

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"Homesick" (1896)

“Homesick” (1896)

The San Francisco Call October 11, 1896

The San Francisco Call October 11, 1896

Homesick

I love the woodlands when the light is breaking,

Within the pearly cloudlets far away,

And the sweet birds, their cozy nests forsaking,

In softest love-notes tell of new-born day.

I love the forest lone, when noon is reigning

Within the boundless, deep blue dome above,

And rippling rills, half-joyous, half-complaining,

Sing on in Nature’s melody of…

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