In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century. by proteamundi
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proteamundi In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.
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Golf Balls Were Originally Made of Wood! Here’s a fun fact: some of the first golf balls were made entirely of hardwood, such as beech and box trees. These balls appeared during the 14th century and remained in use until the 17th century. Of course, a typical wooden golf ball would only last for a few games before it needed to be replaced. by brigitte
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brigitte Golf Balls Were Originally Made of Wood! Here’s a fun fact: some of the first golf balls were made entirely of hardwood, such as beech and box trees. These balls appeared during the 14th century and remained in use until the 17th century. Of course, a typical wooden golf ball would only last for a few games before it needed to be replaced.
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This photo was taken by Will Counts and is considered, by the AP as one of the top 100 photographs of the 20th century. The photo shows 15 Elizabeth Eckford being taunted as she attempts to enter HS. Elizabeth was one of the students, known as the Little Rock Nine, who were initially prevented from entering racially segregated Central High School, in Arkansas. The students were finally allowed to enter, only after President Eisenhower sent U.S. Army troop./ by roberta
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roberta This photo was taken by Will Counts and is considered, by the AP as one of the top 100 photographs of the 20th century. The photo shows 15 Elizabeth Eckford being taunted as she attempts to enter HS. Elizabeth was one of the students, known as the Little Rock Nine, who were initially prevented from entering racially segregated Central High School, in Arkansas. The students were finally allowed to enter, only after President Eisenhower sent U.S. Army troop./
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1854 to 1929 - Over 200,000 children left NYC on "Orphan Trains," sent to rural areas in the West and South and offered for fostering or labor. In the early 20th century the Colored Orphan Asylum (the orphanage destroyed during the NYC Draft Riots) placed some children with African-American farmers near NY. Source of this photo is not clear, but link goes to a good article. (The much larger Children's Aid Society served a few African-American by wanda
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wanda 1854 to 1929 - Over 200,000 children left NYC on "Orphan Trains," sent to rural areas in the West and South and offered for fostering or labor. In the early 20th century the Colored Orphan Asylum (the orphanage destroyed during the NYC Draft Riots) placed some children with African-American farmers near NY. Source of this photo is not clear, but link goes to a good article. (The much larger Children's Aid Society served a few African-American
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This is the only heated steering wheel cover that completely encircles a wheel to keep hands warm during winter drives. by concetta
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concetta This is the only heated steering wheel cover that completely encircles a wheel to keep hands warm during winter drives.
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Sara Montiel, singer and actress, passed away today at age 85. The ultimate sexual icon in Spain in the 1950s, she was the most commercially successful Spanish actress during the mid-20th century in much of the world. by latonya
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latonya Sara Montiel, singer and actress, passed away today at age 85. The ultimate sexual icon in Spain in the 1950s, she was the most commercially successful Spanish actress during the mid-20th century in much of the world.
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The pharmaceutical business in the 20th Century was dedicated to purification/creation ofsingular bioactive substances. by Michael Danielov
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Michael Danielov The pharmaceutical business in the 20th Century was dedicated to purification/creation ofsingular bioactive substances.
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Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 or 1857 -- 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back." by patrica
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patrica Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 or 1857 -- 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back."
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Old Victorian Houses | ... ” Historic Homes Tour, held during the first two weekends in May by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 Old Victorian Houses | ... ” Historic Homes Tour, held during the first two weekends in May
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The first two decades of the 20th century have become known as the Golden Age of Illustration, when improvements in printing technology allowed publishers to produce lavish colour illustrations for the first time. Of all the artists who became famous in this period, by far the most popular was Arthur Rackham, who still maintains his hold over the public imagination a century later. by vicky
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vicky The first two decades of the 20th century have become known as the Golden Age of Illustration, when improvements in printing technology allowed publishers to produce lavish colour illustrations for the first time. Of all the artists who became famous in this period, by far the most popular was Arthur Rackham, who still maintains his hold over the public imagination a century later.
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Extending the line of site to the corners is common in Ranch Style homes of the mid 20th century. by karin
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karin Extending the line of site to the corners is common in Ranch Style homes of the mid 20th century.
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During the days of segregation, some businesses were only open to African American and people of color on certain days. Memphis Zoo was one of those establishments. by aimee
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aimee During the days of segregation, some businesses were only open to African American and people of color on certain days. Memphis Zoo was one of those establishments.
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Camp Morton, near Indianapolis, IN. where more than 1,700 CSA died during the course of the War. Housed in unfloored barracks within an enclosure, it was impossible for prisoners to keep clean -- or to keep warm in winter because fuel was extremely scarce despite the large number of trees in the enclosure (which prisoners were forbidden to cut). by hilary
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hilary Camp Morton, near Indianapolis, IN. where more than 1,700 CSA died during the course of the War. Housed in unfloored barracks within an enclosure, it was impossible for prisoners to keep clean -- or to keep warm in winter because fuel was extremely scarce despite the large number of trees in the enclosure (which prisoners were forbidden to cut).
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Hollywood Regency is a style that finds its roots in early part of the 20th century. Its early innovators were Billy Haines, Syrie Maugham, and Elsie de Wolfe. Elements of this style are classic lines, mirrored furniture with a modern twist. This room was designed by Syrie Maugham in the 20's, with the design element of mirrored walls. by beatrice
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beatrice Hollywood Regency is a style that finds its roots in early part of the 20th century. Its early innovators were Billy Haines, Syrie Maugham, and Elsie de Wolfe. Elements of this style are classic lines, mirrored furniture with a modern twist. This room was designed by Syrie Maugham in the 20's, with the design element of mirrored walls.
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How to keep warm in the winter. by bashfulbabe
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bashfulbabe How to keep warm in the winter.
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The Schreibers use the space under the main staircase as a casual dining area. Like many custom touches in the house, the bar was built by a team of Amish carpenters. The extra room comes in handy during the holidays: "We always end up having 25 to 35 people for Christmas and Thanksgiving," says John, a grandfather of four. by TamidP
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TamidP The Schreibers use the space under the main staircase as a casual dining area. Like many custom touches in the house, the bar was built by a team of Amish carpenters. The extra room comes in handy during the holidays: "We always end up having 25 to 35 people for Christmas and Thanksgiving," says John, a grandfather of four.
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Photograph: A glass bowl with a swan design was made in the 20th century by Steuben Glass Works, the American manufacturer of some of the finest and most expensive glassware in the world | The House of Beccaria by stefanie
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stefanie Photograph: A glass bowl with a swan design was made in the 20th century by Steuben Glass Works, the American manufacturer of some of the finest and most expensive glassware in the world | The House of Beccaria
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if i was only allowed to visit one place in the world it would be italy by shelly
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shelly if i was only allowed to visit one place in the world it would be italy
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century by JudyThompson
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JudyThompson Inspiring Quotes from 10 Greatest People of the 20th century
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Tin of chocolate worm cakes London, ca. early 20th century. In the early 20th century, children were regularly fed ‘worm cakes’ to keep tapeworms at bay. Such ‘medicine’ was unpopular and often tasted revolting. The cakes in this tin have been made more palatable through the addition of chocolate flavouring. Source: Museum of London by beatrice
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beatrice Tin of chocolate worm cakes London, ca. early 20th century. In the early 20th century, children were regularly fed ‘worm cakes’ to keep tapeworms at bay. Such ‘medicine’ was unpopular and often tasted revolting. The cakes in this tin have been made more palatable through the addition of chocolate flavouring. Source: Museum of London
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Kincardine, Ontario The Kincardine lighthouse was built in 1881 to serve the harbour of Kincardine and its fishing and salt-shipping industries. Kincardine also had huge lumber and furniture companies at the turn of the 20th century, with the Kincardine Lighthouse helping to keep the boats safe while they were coming into the harbour. The Kincardine Lighthouse is now a marina museum for the Kincardine area. by beatrice
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beatrice Kincardine, Ontario The Kincardine lighthouse was built in 1881 to serve the harbour of Kincardine and its fishing and salt-shipping industries. Kincardine also had huge lumber and furniture companies at the turn of the 20th century, with the Kincardine Lighthouse helping to keep the boats safe while they were coming into the harbour. The Kincardine Lighthouse is now a marina museum for the Kincardine area.
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stockings in a box. And we wore garter belts to hold them up. To school every day. Because pants weren't allowed for girls until I was in 10th grade. Jeans were allowed on special days when I was a senior. by gilda
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gilda stockings in a box. And we wore garter belts to hold them up. To school every day. Because pants weren't allowed for girls until I was in 10th grade. Jeans were allowed on special days when I was a senior.
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