The way it really was, back in the day. Photos 1895 -1920

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How things have changed.since 1918


Camping out in 1918.

Early Version of American Gothic Photo

This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog
killed on their Manchester farm. It’s dinner!

Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.

A.G. Wallihan, photographer. Augusta W

Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress
Gusty Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet,

prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-embroidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle. 1895

circa 1910. Check out the baby riding

At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled
models. Look in the trailer over the back wheel. They have their baby in there!

Changing street lamps 1910's style.

This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910.

Old Harley Davidson police motorcycle

A single Paddy Wagon. Never knew they had such a vehicle! This is way cool.

Mobile Home - Photographic Print - 192

Here is an early motor-home, built in 1926. I think this is so very cool
looking! I’m surprised the light chassis would handle it.

Dupont Car Camp Recreational Vehicle,

We’ve all been aware of the traditional tent wagon. This is a tent vehicle built in 1910.

Vintage treadmills, 1920:

These are vintage treadmills in the 1920s.

1920's Refrigerator:

This is a 1920s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing,
and most still had the old ice boxes.

First hair dryer - about 1920, holy mo

A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon. What a contraption!

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly

Chester E. Macduffee, next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911


A postcard from the 1800s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

How would you like that job?

A strongwoman balances a piano and pia

A Strong-woman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest.
1920… That’s some chest that can do that!

London in the 1920's ~ Telephone Engin

London, in the 1920s, this was a telephone engineer. What a job!

Two young girls in a West Germans stre

Two young girls in a West Germans street chat with their grandparents in the
window of their home in the Eastern sector, separated only by a barbed
wire barricade.

It was a common occurrence for families, who had once only lived on the
opposite side of the street from one another, to become separated by
the ever growing Berlin Wall.

A Gibson Girl in her corset in the ear

A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900s. Those poor women.
This was one fad that really hurt a lot of women for life.

Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in

Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb
at the peak of her career.

She was considered "The American Beauty." Weight watchers would want to
enroll her today!