100 Years Ago, Woodrow Wilson’s Fateful Decision that Shaped our World

One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson plunged the United States into World War One. Wilson’s choice to push for war still baffles scholars and historians.  U.S. interests were not at risk, and the country still felt a strong aversion to dealings with other countries. Influential citizens like Henry Ford and feminist Jane…

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The Glorious Age of the Hat

At the turn of the century, hats were quite the fashion statement. Men often wore fedoras, which could be year-round attire. These hats, which came into fashion in the late 19th century and never went back out of style, have been a favorite of gangsters, Orthodox Jews, and Prince Edward.  In later years, women wore fedoras too…

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A Gibson Girl Valentine from 1907!

On Valentine’s Day, 1907, Miss Lillian Moore of St. Louis received this rather salacious unsigned Valentine from a suitor. At least, it seems salacious for a young Edwardian lady to receive. Wouldn’t the neighbors gossip? I wonder if Miss Lillian Moore even knew who sent this Valentine? After all, there’s no message or signature. Perhaps…

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