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  • Jan24

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    Wants Baby Sent By Mail

    I don’t know about you all, but I send all my babies by stork. But some people have different ideas:

    “Sir: I have been corresponding with a party in Pa about getting a baby to rais (sic) (our home being without One.) May I ask you what specifications to use in wrapping so it (baby) would comply with regulations and be allowed shipment by parcel post as the express co are to rough in handling. Yours”

    Source:
    Wants Baby Sent By Mail (1913, Jan 17). New York Times (1857-1922). Page 13.

  • Jan15

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    I don’t know why, but this family history research is making me really hungry today!


    Screen Capture of People named Giant Fries and Giant Coffee in census results

  • Oct25

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    Below is a result from my server logs. Apparently my genealogy blog ranks fairly well in Google’s search results for “binoculars strong enough to spy through windows.

    My work is done here.

    binoculars strong enough to spy through windows

  • Jul26

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    Pease Ban HeadlineIn all of my trolling of historical newspapers to date, this is now my favorite silly article headline.

    It is from December 16,1913 edition of The Sun.

    The article itself follows suit in an entertaining manner – I suggest you read it for yourself on the Library of Congress Chronicling America site.

  • Jul16

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    LADIES of 1898 YOUR “TROUBLES” ARE OVER. Because, you know, WINE.

    Wine of Cardui advertisement, 1898

    Found in the Kansas City Star, Sunday November 6, 1898, Page 20 and everywhere fine alcoholic female products are sold.