Archive for May, 2011

Celebrating The Naming Of America At St. Die

From June 4, 1911

CELEBRATING THE NAMING OF AMERICA AT ST. DIE

CELEBRATING THE NAMING OF AMERICA AT ST. DIE: Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Mathias Ringmann, Who First Suggested the Name of This Continent in His “Introductio Cosmographiae.” (PDF)

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May 31st, 2011 at 9:50 am

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New Motorboat Beats World’s Record In Speed

From May 28, 1911

NEW MOTORBOAT BEATS WORLD'S RECORD IN SPEED

NEW MOTORBOAT BEATS WORLD’S RECORD IN SPEED: Alexandrian Inventor builds a Cup Challenger That in Trial Trips Is 7 Miles Faster than Dixie II’s Best Time (PDF)

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May 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Seventeen-Year Locusts Here; Moths Even Worse

From May 28, 1911

SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUSTS HERE; MOTHS EVEN WORSE

SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUSTS HERE; MOTHS EVEN WORSE: Cicada Army Not the Most Destructive of Our Pests — How, thanks to Ineffective Laws, We Yearly Import Creatures That Cost Us Millions — Despite All Efforts Moths Steadily Increase. (PDF)

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May 26th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Posted in Nature,Science

Rich Americans Reviving The Roman Fad For “Baths”

From May 28, 1911

RICH AMERICANS REVIVING THE ROMAN FAD FOR BATHS

RICH AMERICANS REVIVING THE ROMAN FAD FOR “BATHS”: Modern Thermae That Rival Anything They Had in Rome to Byzantium — Big and Splendid Buildings Erected Just So That Croesus and His Friends Can Wash Themselves in Comfort. (PDF)

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May 25th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Posted in Life

Nation’s Rare Documents Unprotected Against Fire

From May 28, 1911

NATION'S RARE DOCUMENTS UNPROTECTED AGAINST FIRE

NATION’S RARE DOCUMENTS UNPROTECTED AGAINST FIRE: Even the Original Declaration of Independence and Constitution Are in Peril and Thousands of Invaluable Records Are Merely Filed Away in Wooden Wall Cases (PDF)

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May 24th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Posted in Politics,Technology

How Certain Criminals Have Reduced Forgery To A Fine Art

From May 28, 1911

HOW CERTAIN CRIMINALS HAVE REDUCED FORGERY TO A FINE ART

HOW CERTAIN CRIMINALS HAVE REDUCED FORGERY TO A FINE ART: William J. Kinsley Gives Some Remarkable Instances of the Way Checks Are Altered. (PDF)

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May 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am

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Sectional View Of The New Municipal Building

From May 21, 1911

SECTIONAL VIEW OF THE NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING

SECTIONAL VIEW OF THE NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING: Intricacies of the Huge Structure Shown, and the Approaches to the Subways Connecting with the Bridges Plainly Indicated. (PDF)

A lovely cross-section of the Municipal Building. Almost exactly four years ago, I got married in that building.

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May 20th, 2011 at 11:00 am

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New Public Library’s Novel Mechanical Devices

From May 21, 1911

NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY'S NOVEL MECHANICAL DEVICES

NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY’S NOVEL MECHANICAL DEVICES: Electrical Plant There Is as Large as That Used to Light the City of Stockholm — Special Appliances in Every Department of the Building. (PDF)

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May 20th, 2011 at 1:00 am

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“No Mysteries In Crime To A Good Detective”

From May 21, 1911

NO MYSTERIES IN CRIME TO A GOOD DETECTIVE

“NO MYSTERIES IN CRIME TO A GOOD DETECTIVE” William J. Burns, Chief Investigator fo the Famous Dynamite Cases, Talks of Modern Methods of Detecting Criminals — Every Thief Leaves Some Clue. (PDF)

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May 19th, 2011 at 10:30 am

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Is Woman Fit For Suffrage? Perhaps Not. Well, Is Man?

From May 21, 1911

IS WOMAN FIT FOR SUFFRAGE? PERHAPS NOT. WELL, IS MAN?

IS WOMAN FIT FOR SUFFRAGE? PERHAPS NOT. WELL, IS MAN? The Office Radical Thinks Not, and He Overwhelms the Philosopher by Some Cases in Point. (PDF)

The Office Radical and the Office Philosopher were two otherwise unidentified debaters who took on various topics in the Sunday Magazine. I’ve posted one of their debates here before. This one is about suffrage.

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May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am

Posted in Debate,Politics

A Great Sixty-Inch Reflector Which Photographs The Stars

From May 21, 1911

A GREAT SIXTY-INCH REFLECTOR WHICH PHOTOGRAPHS THE STARS

A GREAT SIXTY-INCH REFLECTOR WHICH PHOTOGRAPHS THE STARS: Wonderful Instrument Erectred by the Carnegie Institution at Mount Wilson, California. (PDF)

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May 17th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Posted in Nature,Science

Is The World Going Crazy, And Is Liquor Doing It?

From May 21, 1911

IS THE WORLD GOING CRAZY, AND IS LIQUOR DOING IT?

IS THE WORLD GOING CRAZY, AND IS LIQUOR DOING IT? Dr. Albert W. Ferris, Head of This State’s Commission in Lunacy, Says Insanity Is Increasing and Gives the Reasons — The High Tension of Modern Living Partly Responsible. (PDF)

Did you know that New York had a Commission in Lunacy? It still exists as the New York State Hospital Commission, but was called the Commission in Lunacy until 1912. It was vested with “”exclusive jurisdiction over all institutions for the care and treatment of the insane, epileptics and idiots.”

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May 16th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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The Remarkable Confessions Of A Country Parson

From May 14, 1911

THE REMARKABLE CONFESSIONS OF A COUNTRY PARSON

THE REMARKABLE CONFESSIONS OF A COUNTRY PARSON: Actual Experiences of a Preacher Show Not Only the Hardships of Service, But the Lack of Business Principles in Some Small Congregations. (PDF)

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May 13th, 2011 at 11:00 am

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100 Years Ago Tuesday — First Shot Of 1812 War

From May 14, 1911

100 YEARS AGO TUESDAY -- FIRST SHOT OF 1812 WAR

100 YEARS AGO TUESDAY — FIRST SHOT OF 1812 WAR: A Year Before War Was Formally Declared Commodore Rodgers Defeated the Little Bell in a Hot Fight Off the South Atlantic Coast. (PDF)

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Thousands Seek “The House With The Blue Front”

From May 14, 1911

THOUSANDS SEEK THE HOUSE WITH THE BLUE FRONT

THOUSANDS SEEK “THE HOUSE WITH THE BLUE FRONT” Milk Stations of New York Now Strikingly Marked So That Any Mother with an Ill Child May Find Help Quickly (PDF)

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May 12th, 2011 at 11:00 am

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Home Of Prehistoric Americans Now Reconstructed

From May 14, 1911

HOME OF PREHISTORIC AMERICANS NOW RECONSTRUCTED

HOME OF PREHISTORIC AMERICANS NOW RECONSTRUCTED: “Cliff Palace,” the Strange Ruin Which the Government Has Been Restoring. A Flat House and Fort Where a Family of Hundreds Dwelt in a Forgotten Age. (PDF)

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May 12th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Apes Who Entertain At The Zoo

From May 14, 1911

APES WHO ENTERTAIN AT THE ZOO

APES WHO ENTERTAIN AT THE ZOO (PDF)

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May 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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To Save Us From Perils That Lurk In Every-Day Life

From May 14, 1911

TO SAVE US FROM PERILS THAT LURK IN EVERY-DAY LIFE

TO SAVE US FROM PERILS THAT LURK IN EVERY-DAY LIFE: A Concerted Movement to Ward Off the Danger of Violent Death That Is Present in All the Phases of Modern Life. (PDF)

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May 11th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Seeking Bacon Manuscripts In The River Wye

From May 14, 1911

SEEKING BACON MANUSCRIPTS IN THE RIVER WYE

SEEKING BACON MANUSCRIPTS IN THE RIVER WYE: Dr. Orville W. Owen’s Curious Search to Prove That Bacon Wrote the Shakespeare Plays Interests and Amuses England. (PDF)

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May 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Mrs. Belmont Training Girls To Be Agriculturists

From May 14, 1911

MRS. BELMONT TRAINING GIRLS TO BE AGRICULTURISTS

MRS. BELMONT TRAINING GIRLS TO BE AGRICULTURISTS: Nine of Them in Overalls Learning ‘How to Become Farmers and Landscape Gardeners on Her Estate at Hempstead, and They Are Only the Advance Guard. (PDF)

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May 10th, 2011 at 10:00 am