Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Indiana is the least extensive state in the contiguous United States west of the Appalachian Mountains. The song Sweet Indiana Home below was recorded in 1922 by Aileen Stanley – composed by Walter Donaldson, conducted by Rosario Bourdon […]
Stenographers’ jobs gone due to invention of phongraph?
Have you ever heard of this kind of phonograph? Occupation of stenographer gone due to invention of phongraph? (Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama The opinion is expressed by good authority that the occupation of the stenographer is gone. The wonderful progress of science has evidently affected his heretofore valuable services. The […]
Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone, Right? Not Necessarily
It would be hard to imagine our lives without a phone today and we can all thank Alexander Graham Bell for the invention, right? Well, you might be wrong. Actually, there was a good deal of controversy over the patent for the telephone that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Have […]
This brings home how difficult life was for women before 1900. I’m glad I’m living today!
I ran across the following article recently and realized the advances women have made in America. This is from Are Women People by Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) during the Suffragist era. Alice Duer Miller It was obviously written ‘tongue in cheek’ using similar reasons why women should not be given the right to vote. Advertisement for […]
Stanford University – shows the Memorial arch in 1897 before destroyed by earthquake
Memorial arch was a monument dedicated to a child This is probably the earliest film taken of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. It was made in 1897 taken by Edison Manufacturing Company. The film is was taken at the above University, noted the world over, being the personal gift of the late Senator Leland Stanford. […]
Oregon Bound and gold mining 1884 – Amazing personal account of gold miner born in 1859!
I was born in New York City in 1859. After a fair amount of formal education, interlarded with hurriedly assimilated portions of the world’s great literature, I found employment in the offices of the Art Interchange Publishing Company, of New York. Believing myself possessed of more than average ability in the art of writing, I […]
Views of Vermont – [vintage photographs] of 1890s
Gaysville is a village in the town of Stockbridge in Windsor County, of the “Eastern Vermont Gateway” region. The came name from the families of Daniel and Jeremiah Gay, who settled in Stockbridge quite early. “In 1786, Elais Keyes established a grist mill and later a saw mill at “The Narrows”, later known as Gaysville, […]