The caption from the 1922 newspaper reads: Wilbur Glenn Voliva, leader of the religious sect with headquarters at Zion City, Ill, says the earth is flat and that shortly he will prove it by taking a ship and sailing around the outer crust of the earth. Voliva proposes to captain a ship called the “Zion” […]
Norwegian immigrants in the 1920s saw their chance at financial independence: an Amsterdam bank ran ads in newspapers looking for descendants of Elizabeth Sabo, a Manx woman who ended up in Norway after a ill-fated cow milking expedition. The Amsterdam Fortune was her brother’s, bequeathed to the 6th generation of her offspring, to be paid […]
View Fullsize Image What might appear to be a Bugsy Malone version of 1492: Conquest of Paradise is actually from the encyclopedic series Public School Methods, a 1920 handbook for teaching gradeschool. The vignette is called “Columbus at the Court of Spain”, which shows Columbus demonstrating a globe to Ferdinand and Isabella, while Isabella, in return, […]
Click for full image Two children, playing with a wagon in the farmyard, 1920s. From this set.
Click for full image In the 1920s, the American Farm Bureau Federation toured northern Europe; this was the map of their travels. From The Bureau Farmer, September, 1927.
Click for full image Blonde baby, enjoying the outdoors, near what appears to be a Model T. 1920s. From this set.
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Click for full image Car parked in front of a large lodge. Appears 1920s.
A family posing for a photo in front of a house. Appears 1930s (See comments). More of this group here.
Boy standing next to a small pine tree, 1920s.