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PART 1 – EARLY SPRING, 2015   | To view the album of more than 850 images go to ENTERTAIN ME 1900 – 1920

 George M. Chan's first Broadway success was "Little Johnny Jones " back in 1904. The musical was famous for songs like "I'm a Yankee Doodle Boy " and "Give My Regards to Broadway." MUSIC: Sheet music cover from 1914. Sidewalks of New York MUSIC 1911: Alexander's Ragtime Band - music cover sheet
 George M. Cohan’s first success included  songs like “I’m a Yankee Doodle Boy ” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” Sheet music cover from 1914. Sidewalks of New York Sheet music cover from 1911: Alexander’s Ragtime Band
VAUDEVILLE: Ziegfeld Follies, 1913

VAUDEVILLE: Ziegfeld Follies, 1913

 

MOVIE HOUSE: New York City, c.1914, The Vitagraph Theater at 44th Street and Broadway

MOVIE HOUSE: New York City, c.1914, The Vitagraph Theater at 44th Street and Broadway

 

 VAUDEVILLE: Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training. Sandow was the best weightlifter of the times.

VAUDEVILLE: Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training. Sandow was the best weightlifter of the times.

 

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SHOWTIME: The Queen of Chinatown by Joseph Jarrow, Broadway poster, 1899

 

AMUSEMENT PARK: Palisades Park amusement park in New Jersey (there is a town named Palisades Park) was opened in 1898. It was across the Hudson River from Manhattan and accessible by direct ferry, then trolley. Its slogan: Come on over!"

AMUSEMENT PARK: Palisades Park amusement park in New Jersey (there is a town named Palisades Park) was opened in 1898. It was across the Hudson River from Manhattan and accessible by direct ferry, then trolley. Its slogan: Come on over!”

 

STATE FAIR: Spokane Interstate Fair 1909

STATE FAIR: Spokane Interstate Fair 1909

 

TICKET:  Special starring record engagement of the world's famous jail breaker, Houdini the only and original handcuff king.

TICKET: Special starring record engagement of the world’s famous jail breaker, Houdini the only and original handcuff king.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: Aviation Meet in Los Angeles, 1910

SPECIAL EVENT: Aviation Meet in Los Angeles, 1910

 

AUTOMATIC VAUDEVILLE: Exterior of the Crystal Hall penny arcade, New York, 1900

AUTOMATIC VAUDEVILLE: Exterior of the Crystal Hall penny arcade, New York, 1900

 

 MINSTRELS: Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels. In includes small portraits of Joseph Gorton and Charles H. Larkin. The lithograph was created by the Courier Company in 1899.

MINSTRELS: Gorton’s Original New Orleans Minstrels. In includes small portraits of Joseph Gorton and Charles H. Larkin. The lithograph was created by the Courier Company in 1899.

 

STAGE SHOW: The Matinee Idol

STAGE SHOW: The Matinee Idol

 

GREAT WILDERNESS PARKS: A Yellowstone National Park Transportation Company Coach which, prior to 1911, would have been the only means for visitors to gain access to the park through Cody.

GREAT WILDERNESS PARKS: A Yellowstone National Park Transportation Company Coach which, prior to 1911, would have been the only means for visitors to gain access to the park through Cody.

 

CIRCUS: May Wirth (1894-1978), A performer with Wirth Bros. circus in 1911; also engaged by John Ringling for two seasons to tour with his Barnum Bailey circus. May Wirth is regarded as one of the greatest female acrobats on horseback of all times.

CIRCUS: May Wirth (1894-1978), A performer with Wirth Bros. circus in 1911; also engaged by John Ringling for two seasons to tour with his Barnum Bailey circus. May Wirth is regarded as one of the greatest female acrobats on horseback of all times.

 

MUSICAL: The Wizard of Oz - Fred Hamlin, producer. 1902-1911. It opened in Chicago, played on Broadway and went on tour in the United States and Canada.

MUSICAL: The Wizard of Oz – Fred Hamlin, producer. 1902-1911. It opened in Chicago, played on Broadway and went on tour in the United States and Canada.

 

AMUSEMENT PARK ATTRACTIONS: Tickets to different attractions on Coney Island.

AMUSEMENT PARK ATTRACTIONS: Tickets to different attractions on Coney Island.

 

CIRCUS: Ringling Brothers, 1914

CIRCUS: Ringling Brothers, 1914

 

SPEECH: North Pole explorer Commander Robert E. Peary

SPEECH: North Pole explorer Commander Robert E. Peary

 

Opened in 1900 – 1920

FEBRUARY – MARCH, 2015

A selection of American buildings, bridges and other structures built and opened in the years 1900 to 1920 –  View 300 images from this category at NEW STRUCTURES.

NYC SUBWAY 1902-1904: A massive effort, indeed. Shown: Station at Columbus Circle, in course of construction. The steel work is here shown in place, and the concrete roof, floor, and walls are finished. The walls are not yet faced with glazed tiles, and the station work is unfinished.

NYC SUBWAY 1902-1904: A massive effort, indeed. Shown: Station at Columbus Circle, in course of construction. The steel work is here shown in place, and the concrete roof, floor, and walls are finished. The walls are not yet faced with glazed tiles, and the station work is unfinished.

VENUE: 1905 New York City - The Hippodrome. A huge theater 5000+ capacity) in New York, it opened in 1905. It was designed by Frederick Thompson and Elmer Dundy, creators of the Luna Park amusement park at Coney Island

VENUE: 1905 New York City – The Hippodrome. A huge theater 5000+ capacity) in New York, it opened in 1905. It was designed by Frederick Thompson and Elmer Dundy, creators of the Luna Park amusement park at Coney Island

Original caption - Panama Canal Locks, 1914 [postcard]

Original caption – Panama Canal Locks, 1914 [postcard]

BRIDGE: Building the Hellgate (rail) Bridge in Astoria, Long Island, NY, early 1900's. The bridge crosses the Hell Gate, a strait of the East River, between Astoria and Wards Island in Manhattan.The strait has been historically dangerous. That is how the name came about.

BRIDGE: Building the Hellgate (rail) Bridge in Astoria, Long Island, NY, early 1900’s. The bridge crosses the Hell Gate, a strait of the East River, between Astoria and Wards Island in Manhattan.The strait has been historically dangerous. That is how the name came about.

TRAIN STATION: Michigan Central Station This hulking Beaux-Arts train station was the tallest train station in the world at the time of its construction in 1912. It was designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed and Stem—the same architects behind New York's Grand Central Terminal. [abandoned since 1988]

TRAIN STATION: Michigan Central Station This hulking Beaux-Arts train station was the tallest train station in the world at the time of its construction in 1912. It was designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed and Stem—the same architects behind New York’s Grand Central Terminal. [abandoned since 1988]

SKYSCRAPER: Fisher Building, Chicago 1900, 3 years after it opened but it was completed with a north addition in 1906. Style: The Chicago School. "L" runs pass (pictured) it in the Loop area.

SKYSCRAPER: Fisher Building, Chicago 1900, 3 years after it opened but it was completed with a north addition in 1906. Style: The Chicago School. “L” runs pass (pictured) it in the Loop area.

RESORT: The Buck Hill Inn in Pennsylvania was built in 1901 by the Quakers. Eventually it was a place that the Mob liked to frequent, and the owners were more than willing to bend rules themselves. It's said that in 66 years of operation, 73 people died at the hotel. Five, in fact, died in one room, #354.

RESORT: The Buck Hill Inn in Pennsylvania was built in 1901 by the Quakers. Eventually it was a place that the Mob liked to frequent, and the owners were more than willing to bend rules themselves. It’s said that in 66 years of operation, 73 people died at the hotel. Five, in fact, died in one room, #354.

FIRE HOUSE: Engine Company 224 (1903), 274 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York

FIRE HOUSE: Engine Company 224 (1903), 274 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York

SKYSCRAPER: The iconic Flatiron Building, New York, shortly after its construction in 1903

SKYSCRAPER: The iconic Flatiron Building, New York, shortly after its construction in 1903

HOME OFFICE: Wilmington, Delaware,The DuPont Building, 1907

HOME OFFICE: Wilmington, Delaware,The DuPont Building, 1907

UP and DOWN: One set of Macy's wooden escalators. Built in 1902, Macy's Herald Square was the first building in the world to have the modern day escalator.

UP and DOWN: One set of Macy’s wooden escalators. Built in 1902, Macy’s Herald Square was the first building in the world to have the modern day escalator.

MANHATTAN-BROOKLYN 1903: The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. It has two tracks on each side for elevated-subway routes. When it opened it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

MANHATTAN-BROOKLYN 1903: The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. It has two tracks on each side for elevated-subway routes. When it opened it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

MUSIC VENUE: Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass, 1900 It was designed by McKim, Mead and White, and built in 1900 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is of the Renaissance architectural style.

MUSIC VENUE: Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass, 1900 It was designed by McKim, Mead and White, and built in 1900 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is of the Renaissance architectural style.

SKYSCRAPER: The Woolworth Building in New York City. In the early decades of the 20th century, commercial behemoths began to utilize architectural design as a metaphor for the prosperity and aspirations of their corporations. In 1910, Frank Winfield Woolworth—owner of the "five and dime" Woolworth retail chain—commissioned Cass Gilbert to design a "Cathedral of Commerce" as a testament to the firm’s commercial strength, complete with Gothic ornamentation and the world’s fastest elevators.

SKYSCRAPER: The Woolworth Building in New York City. In the early decades of the 20th century, commercial behemoths began to utilize architectural design as a metaphor for the prosperity and aspirations of their corporations. In 1910, Frank Winfield Woolworth—owner of the “five and dime” Woolworth retail chain—commissioned Cass Gilbert to design a “Cathedral of Commerce” as a testament to the firm’s commercial strength, complete with Gothic ornamentation and the world’s fastest elevators.

Beach Life 1900-1920

DECEMBER

Selected scenes from American Beach Life 1900-1920. Two-Hundred-Ninety images at http://www.pinterest/edofcourse. West Coast and Great Lakes images are included on the big board.

 The Jersey Shore, circa 1905. "On the beach, Atlantic City."

The Jersey Shore, circa 1905. “On the beach, Atlantic City.”

 

West Palm Beach, 1910. Two taxis waiting to serve members of a beach club.

West Palm Beach, 1910. Two taxis waiting to serve members of a beach club.

 

Sharks in New Jersey, 1916

EVENT 1916: The “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” created a panic on the beaches along the New Jersey Atlantic Ocean coastline in July. Four people were killed and one injured in the summer attacks. On July 14, Michael Schleisser killed and retrieved a 9 foot shark in the same area. While there was widespread panic at first, there were no more attacks following Schleisser’ foray. “Shark(s)” became part of American culture as a term for danger.

 

"The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation. Mrs. Dam, Mr. Dam, Miss Dam, Master Dam, Cissy Dam, Kity Dam, Baby Dam, The Dam Dog. Copyright, 1905, W. G. Kress

“The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation. Mrs. Dam, Mr. Dam, Miss Dam, Master Dam, Cissy Dam, Kity Dam, Baby Dam, The Dam Dog. Copyright, 1905, W. G. Kress

 

ATLANTIC CITY Beach Scene - about 1905. Shaded canvas chairs and swings became very popular to protect the women from the sun. Photo taken from Steel Pier, 1905   |   Pleasure Pavilion (Colorized): The Jersey Shore, circa 1910. Steel Pier, Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY Beach Scene – about 1905. Shaded canvas chairs and swings became very popular to protect the women from the sun. Photo taken from Steel Pier, 1905 | Pleasure Pavilion (Colorized): The Jersey Shore, circa 1910. Steel Pier, Atlantic City.

 

BEACH LIFE: Love at the seaside, 1902

BEACH LIFE: Love at the seaside, 1902

 

Greetings from the Seaside - Bathing Beauties postcards

Greetings from the Seaside – Bathing Beauties postcards

 

Bathing beauties in the surf and on the sand.

Bathing beauties in the surf and on the sand.

 

Carriage rides on Daytona Beach. Some choose the boardwalk.

Carriage rides on Daytona Beach. Some choose the boardwalk.

 

Brothers on the sand; Sisters in the studio at the beach

Brothers on the sand; Sisters in the studio at the beach

 

BEACH WEAR - Women: Turn of the century bathing costume | Men: The swim suit as it would look in 1919; and the turn of the century style (bottom). It should be noted that what appears as black clothing in photos may be dark navy or purple.

BEACH WEAR – Women: Turn of the century bathing costume | Men: The swim suit as it would look in 1919; and the turn of the century style (bottom). It should be noted that what appears as black clothing in photos may be dark navy or purple.

 

905. On the beach at CONEY ISLAND

1905. On the beach at CONEY ISLAND

 

Boys on the beach - DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, c. 1915 Their swimwear was made of wool.

Boys on the beach – DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, c. 1915 Their swimwear was made of wool. So were baseball uniforms – made of wool.

 

DIRTY GIRLS at the Beach. Dirty with sand.

DIRTY GIRLS at the Beach. Dirty with sand.

FLORIDA Bathing Girls, 1910

Postcard FLORIDA Bathing Girls, 1910

 

Washington D.C. beach

Washington D.C. A glorious 4th at the Tidal Basin beach

 

Postcard: "I am the center of attraction."

Postcard: “I am the center of attraction.”

 

Orchard Beach, Maine

Orchard Beach, Maine

 

Models in bathing costumes posing for the camera at the beach, c 1910

Models in bathing costumes posing for the camera at the beach, c 1910

 

OCEAN CITY Maryland beach, boardwalk without railings, car park and hotel - the Atlantic, 1910.

OCEAN CITY Maryland beach, boardwalk without railings, car park and hotel – the Atlantic, 1910.

 

Fun in Atlantic City. Look at me!

Fun in Atlantic City. Look at me!

 

 

Select advertisements from the period 1900 to 1920. OVER 500 can be viewed at EDOFCOURSE Pinterest page.

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BEVERAGE: Hires Rootbeer – who gave a baby soda in the first place? Fido does his duty.

 

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HYGIENE: for a dirty, little boy

 

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APPEARANCE: Flesh Food

 

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HAIR: Prevent bald husbands.

 

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CONFECTION: Eat More, Want More, East More, Want More

 

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FOOD: or breast cream from Sears

 

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CANCER CURE: Ad for Berkshire Hills Sanatorium [Cancer Cure Quackery]

 

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SAFETY: Revolvers that will not accidentally discharge. Dolly does not respond. 1905

 

 

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MEN’S ATTIRE: The success of Joe and Charles Leyendecker as a team culminated in 25 years of illustrations for Arrow shirt collars. The “Arrow Collar Man” was soon the symbol of fashionable American manhood – the male equivalent of the Gibson girl.

 

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BEVERAGE: Dr. Pepper – An attention getting ad for digestion and vitality.

 

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CURE: The ultimate healing ointment for man and beast.

Cars from 1914

SUMMER 2014

Automobiles from 100 years ago. All models are from 1914.

OLDSMOBILE

OLDSMOBILE Model 43

CADILLAC

CADILLAC 4 PASSENGER PHAETON

Early Automobiles and Motor Cars, 1910’s – A short (1:56) silent video of actual car scenes taken during the 1910s.

OZIER TYPE 84 RUNABOUT

LOZIER TYPE 84 RUNABOUT

SIMPLEX SPEEDSTER

SIMPLEX SPEEDSTER

 CHEVROLET ROYAL MAIL

CHEVROLET ROYAL MAIL – Roadster represents the early years of a make that a decade later would become the low-priced, mass-market leader for General Motors.

 DETROIT ELECTRIC

DETROIT ELECTRIC

AERODINAMICA

AERODINAMICA Prototype, An Early Aerodynamic Car

 PEUGEOT  TORPEDO TOURER

PEUGEOT TORPEDO TOURER

ROLLS ROYCE SILVER GHOST

ROLLS ROYCE SILVER GHOST

PACKARD MOVING VAN

PACKARD MOVING VAN

STUTZ BEARCA

STUTZ BEARCAT America’s First sportscar

RAUCH & LANG

RAUCH & LANG

PACKARD TOURING

PACKARD TOURING

MODEL T SAFETY

MODEL T SAFETY: The safety features of the Model T were abysmal. The automobile featured pane glass and a rigid steering column. Car accidents commonly featured severe lacerations to the driver caused by the front windscreen, and impalement to the face or torso caused by the rigid steering column. Horrific injuries such as these spurred automakers to consider crash scenarios.

PACKARD RUNABOUT

PACKARD RUNABOUT

CHEVROLET MODEL H

CHEVROLET MODEL H

BUICK B-25 TOURER

BUICK B-25 TOURER

 STUDEBAKER

STUDEBAKER

DODGE BROTHERS TOURING

DODGE BROTHERS TOURING

 STANLEY 607

STANLEY 607

GRANT RUNABOUT

GRANT RUNABOUT

FORD MODEL T

For over 300 images and films of automobiles, automobile advertisements, and the car culture of the years 1900-1920 visit: Another pin board is with nearly 400 images and classic advertisements of the Volkswagen Beetle from the 1930s to present times.

 

SCHOOL 100 Years Ago

AUTUMN 2014

 

 

SCHOOL PLEASE, WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL

SCHOOL PLEASE, WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL

 

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MAY 2014

100 years ago children played a large role as a human resource for factory and farm. These images, photographs taken by Lewis Hine between 1900 and 1910 are used to bring about reform.

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Tony Casale, also called “Bologna” is 11 years old and has been selling papers for four years at this time. Tony sells until 10 P.M. some times. His paper boss told me the boy had shown him the marks on his arm where his father had bitten him for not selling more papers. He (the boy) said “Drunken men say bad words to us.” March 1909 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Minnie Paster, 10 years old. Tending stand at Bowery & Bond. Location: New York, New York July 1910,

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Carrying-In Boy: October 1908. Grafton, West Virginia. Glassworks carrying-in boy at lehr (annealing furnace), fifteen years old. Has worked for several years. Works nine hours. Day shift one week, night shift next week. Gets 1.25 per day.

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His mother and the judge think he uses cocaine, and yet they let him put in these long hours every day. He told me “There ain’t a house in ‘The Acre’ (Red Light) that I ain’t been in. At the drug store, all my deliveries were down there.” Says he makes from $ 15 to $ 18 a week. Eugene Dalton. Location: Fort Worth, Texas

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Joseph Severio, peanut vendor, age 11 [seen with photographer Hine]. Been pushing a cart 2 years. Out after midnight on May 21, 1910. All earnings go to his father. Wilmington, Delaware

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Coal Region culture: Kingston, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. Coal mine kids. If a bird was not available, a small boy could be used as a “canary” to smell for dangerous gas fum

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John Roberts (possible runaway) by Lewis Hine | Lewis Hine was a teacher, sociologist, and photographer. He taught the use of photography as a means of gathering information. His photos led to an awareness and a call for Child Labor Laws.

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Newsies: Boys and girls – some as young as six – would sell in city neighborhoods. Newspapers may have several editions so newsies work morning or night. Newspapers were always in demand since they were the only regular communication people had beyond their families, neighborhood or work. |This is a colorized photo. The boys wear the same type of clothes (knickers) as better off kids. The poorer kids wore hand me down apparel.

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Shorpy Higginbotham, a ‘greaser’ on the tipple at Bessie Mine in Alabama. He said he was 14 years old, but it is doubtful. He carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars. He became a “poster boy” for the campaign against child labor.

6 making_human_junk physical_effectsVisit the following picture site for images of youth culture during the Progressive and World War I eras. The many and varied aspects of life from entertainment to school from labor to play in over 600 images. 

Silent Movies – 1

APRIL 2014

Charlie ChaplinThe Silent Movies 1900 – 1920 Pinboard has over 200 images and video links to the first era of the motion picture  as a popular form of public entertainment. The funniest and best-loved performer is Charlie Chaplin. The video is the film debut of Charles “Charlie” Chaplin, who plays a swindler and not his lovable tramp character, which comes later. The film came out in 1914. It is about 12 minutes in length.

A collection of stills, moving GIFs and selected (best) silent film links for the time period, 1900 to 1920.

When U.S. Soccer Was Young

FEBRUARY 2014

American Association Football or as it was called for a long time in England – soccer – celebrated its 100th year of formal existence this past year. American soccer teams and competitions were part of the 19th century American sportscape.  In the beginning of the 20th century, the competition became more organized. It did remain provincial. Most teams came from the Northeast and then St. Louis. There are excellent histories on the early years. This is a brief look. Here are some team photos and accompanying comments.

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RAIF HUSIC

RAIF HUSIC – Ranked #1 Goalkeeper Born in 1996 – FC Bayern Munchen U19

Juan Botella is an analyst of Football Youth Talent. His website F Y T has a comprehensive listing of top players by position and birth year. Botella also provides the player’s current club and a “potential price” of the player’s value in euros. The listings are regularly updated. Up to 30 players ranked in each group. Here are the top players born in 1996 and 1997 at certain positions. Go to  F Y T for the complete listings.

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