Category:
1910s

George Washington Glick



As you can see from this 1914 article George Washington Glick was practically unknown when his statue was new. Is it any wonder then that, as Wikipedia tells us, "In 2003, Kansas became the first state to replace a statue [in the National Statuary Hall] when it replaced Glick with a bronze of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Glick's statue was moved to the Kansas History Center in Topeka."



Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 08, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Forgotten Figures and Where Are They Now?, Politics, Statues and Monuments, 1910s, Nineteenth Century

Bacon Costume

George J. Nicholls, author of the 1917 book Bacon and Hams, dressed as a slab of bacon.



More info about this rare and curious book at CookingIssues.com and Wikipedia.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 29, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Bacon, 1910s

Mystery Gadget 51



Purpose?

Answer is here.

Or after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 23, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Technology, 1910s

Mystery Illustration 50



What technique is being demonstrated here?

Answer found at this link.

Or after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 13, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Body, 1910s

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 4



Of course, before the Soviets took a stance against "degenerate" avant-garde art, they had a flourishing avant-garde scene in their own country.

Mikhail Larionov was one such native Russian artist.

Here is his "Venus" from 1912.

This new book on the topic seems very interesting and relevant.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 14, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, 1910s, Russia

Mystery Gadget 48



What's going on here?

Answer at the link (scroll down).

And after the jump.


More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 24, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Technology, 1910s

Billie Carleton’s Death and the Birth of a Genre



Original article here.

How did the hedonistic death of one minor actress lead to Fu Manchu and the Yellow Menace?


Read the whole story here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 21, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Addictions, Crime, Death, Literature, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1910s

Mystery Gadget 44



This machine is packing something. What?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 06, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Technology, 1910s

Beulah Miller, the Girl with X-Ray Vision



Very proud to have a resident of my native Rhode Island exhibit this uncanny power.

Although not everyone was so positive, as the NYT coverage from April 23, 193, shows.

Original article here.

Further coverage here.




Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 03, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Human Marvels, Children, 1910s

The Pantheon de la Guerre

What was once the world's largest painting featured 6000 identifiable real-world figures. The postcard below represents just a fragment of it.

Full story here.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 11, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, War, 1910s

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