Click for full image“Bird’s Eye” view of Ireland, an orthographic map of the Irish Isles. From The Book of Knowledge, 1910s.
A family portrait, taken in the 1910s.
Click for full imageTwo boys, dressed lederhosen, cross-country skiing in the mountains; appears 1910s.
Click for full image This monument seen above marks the spot where two village messengers caught up with the fleeing Gustaf Eriksson Vasa, next in line for the throne of Sweden…next in line because the king of Denmark has the rest of Sweden’s royalty executed in what is known as the Stolkholm Bloodbath. Gustaf had […]
Click for full image Two men, one in a buggy, one standing. From a photo postcard, dated 23 February 1912.
Student-submitted photos, from The Rotary, February 1917.
Portraits from Persia, early 1900s, around 1910. The images are somewhat related to an entry in The Book of History describing Persia (also called Iran in the article) up until the exile of the Shah and the division of their land between England and Russia. The article ends with the ominous claim that the treaty […]
Try your hand at these: rebuses depicting native North Dakota songbirds, circa 1917 (click for larger view). The illustration is by Walter Wellman, a popular illustrator of the time, known for doing naughty postcards as well. From Uncle Will’s Magazine for Children, “The Rotary”, February 1917.
St Moritz remains a “cradle of winter tourism,” as it was nearly a century ago. According to the caption, St Moritz “is one of several swiss towns that make a business of furnishing every sort of winter diversion for the tourists who come from far and near to skate, ski, sled, and then enjoy steaming […]
Helene, Ruthie Barton, and “Mother Dear,” 1916. According to the back of the photo, Ruthie Barton is from Des Moines, Iowa.