Alabama Author, Jean Butterworth, shares a personal story about Brush Arbor Meetings in Alabama Are Old Time Tent Revivals Still Around? by Jean Butterworth Who remembers those old-time tent revivals? It takes hot summer heat, a very large tent set up on a vacant lot, lots of sawdust on the ground, and folding chairs. I […]
The steam automobile was virtually silent compared to gasoline cars. The Doble steam Car was an American steam car maker from 1909-1931. Their latter models of steam car, with fast firing boiler and electric start, were considered the pinnacle of steam car development. The term “Doble steam car” comprises any of several makes of steam-powered […]
(These portraits were obviously made for posterity. They reveal so much detail. I only wish they were in color) Portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show Amos Two Bulls, Sioux Indian portrait, (three portraits). taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) around 1900 Chief Iron Tail, a Sioux Indian in Buffalo Bills Wild […]
Great story by Alabama Author Inez McCollum, about ways we managed in the past without electricity. Share this with your children and grandchildren. POWER…..LIGHTS! by Inez McCOLLUM At least two times last spring we were without electricity for several days. There is something about a power outage that brings out the pioneer spirit in us. We […]
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census. Put-in-Bay is located 15 miles northwest of Sandusky. The name “Put-in-Bay” originally only referred to the bay itself. In the latter-1700s, the schooners sailing on Lake Erie, would “put in” […]
Ellis Island was the gateway to America for millions – remarkable photographs and film of their arrival
Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time–in fact, it has been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. […]
A cool vintage film of a day at the beach in San Francisco in 1903 and everyone is in suits and hats!
Life was certainly different in 1903 when this film was taken. People dressed much differently for a day at the beach compared to today. This film above by American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. taken in 1903 is an afternoon panorama of weekend crowds at the north end of Ocean Beach, the western shore of San […]
Take a ride on a train in 1902 with this rare film of San Francisco Bay area before the bridge was built
This steam engine train ride in San Francisco in 1901 must have been thrilling! The film is photographed from the front of a moving steam engine and it shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner of San Francisco) […]
After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, help arrived in 1906. This film, made by Thomas A. Edison Company highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army’s relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidio, outside the burned part of the […]
San Francisco earthquake in 1906 – Three rare films reveal before and immediately after the earthquake.
The filming of major news events was new when the San Francisco earthquake occurred in 1906. These rare films give a glimpse of life before and after the quake. This film was take May 9, 1906, less than a month after the Great Earthquake occurred in April 18, 1906. The location is Market and Mission […]