Posts tagged with ‘1900s

Men’s fashion of 1914. We should bring this back… all those who are dapper and quaint RISE UP

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Right now, part of Manhattan’s lower east side has been transformed into 1900s New York
The Cinemax series ‘The Knick’ is currently being filmed in New York City, and instead of green screening it like most movies and TV shows do these days, they decided to just throw down a bunch of dirt, bring in horses and hundreds of extras in top hats, get rid of parking meters and signs and transfer a section of the LES into early 1900s NYC. All bike racks, parking meters and other signs of modern times were removed from Orchard Street between Delancey and Grand and from Broome Street between Allen and Ludlow, through this Friday.
Hey, this is exactly where I was staying when I visited New York last summer. Exactly.
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Right now, part of Manhattan’s lower east side has been transformed into 1900s New York

The Cinemax series ‘The Knick’ is currently being filmed in New York City, and instead of green screening it like most movies and TV shows do these days, they decided to just throw down a bunch of dirt, bring in horses and hundreds of extras in top hats, get rid of parking meters and signs and transfer a section of the LES into early 1900s NYC. All bike racks, parking meters and other signs of modern times were removed from Orchard Street between Delancey and Grand and from Broome Street between Allen and Ludlow, through this Friday.

Hey, this is exactly where I was staying when I visited New York last summer. Exactly.

See lots more photos here

Hundred year old magazine cartoon predicts life with texting
“These two figures are not communicating with one another.” From a 1906 issue of the humor magazine Punch.
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Hundred year old magazine cartoon predicts life with texting

“These two figures are not communicating with one another.” From a 1906 issue of the humor magazine Punch.

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Earliest known home audio recording of a Christmas celebration, from 1902, found and digitized

The 24 two-minute recordings are believed to include the earliest surviving audio of Christmas time in the UK, if not the world. They were found on wax cylinders belonging to the descendants of the Wall family who recorded many of their Christmas and New Year gatherings on a phonograph machine between 1902 and 1917.

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Watch the first color motion picture, from Great Britain in 1902

"Edward Raymond Turner developed his complex three-colour process with support, first from Lee and then from the American film entrepreneur, Charles Urban. Using a camera and projector made by Brighton-based engineer Alfred Darling, Turner developed the process sufficiently to take various test films of colourful subjects such as a macaw, a goldfish in a bowl against a brightly striped background and his children playing with sunflowers, before his death in 1903 aged just 29."

In 1901, you could have paid 50 cents to ride an airship to the Moon

The late 1800s and early 1900s, fueled by early sci-fi by the likes of Jules Verne, was abound with dreams of being able to take a quaint weekend trip to the Moon or through the solar system as easily as one could sail across the Atlantic. And in 1901, an amusement park ride designer concocted an elaborate ship that would take passengers on a virtual journey from the Earth to the Moon and back.

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'The Death of Poor Joe' from 1901, the world's oldest Dickensian film found

Ever since the beginning of film, Charles Dickens stories have served as good sources of inspiration for filmmakers. The oldest know movie based on a work of Charles Dickens, ‘The Death of Poor Joe’ from 1901 was recently discovered in London, making it the oldest known such Dickensian film.

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Listen to Air’s new soundtrack for the 1902 sci-fi film Le Voyage Dans La Lune, for free

Georges Méliès’ 1902 short film “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” was only 10 minutes long, but its charming use of story and special effects has been an inspiration to filmmakers for over 100 years. Just recently, the French duo Air released a 30 minute soundtrack for the silent film, which you can listen to for free on NPR.

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Saturday morning cartoons: Phantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon from 1908

To make this film, Emile Cohl placed each drawing on an illuminated glass plate and then traced the next drawing-with variations-on top of it until he had some 700 drawings. In 1908, chalkboard caricaturists were common vaudeville attractions and the characters in the film look as though they’ve been drawn on a chalkboard, but it’s an illusion. By filming black lines on paper and then printing in negative Cohl makes his animations appear to be chalk drawings.

On this day in 1904, the vacuum tube was invented. And the world would never be the same.

On November 16, 1904, John Ambrose Fleming invents and patents the thermionic valve, the world’s first vacuum tube. From there, an electronics revolution was born and we’ve been going at breakneck speed ever since. All of the electronics around you and that you deal with on a regular basis wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the vacuum tube. It literally changed everything.

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The first lesbian sci-fi novel was published in 1906

Walk into any bookstore these days and you’ll see a plethora of gay and lesbian fiction. Back in 1906, this wasn’t the case, but there was lesbian fiction nonetheless. In the early 1900s, homosexuality was considered something one just didn’t talk about, and if it was mentioned, it was something that only depraved men did… which makes Gregory Casparian’s The Anglo-American Alliance. A Serio-Comic Romance and Forecast of the Future that much more remarkable.

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Ads for women’s underwear, from 1900 to 1950

And then after 1950, all hell breaks loose when advertisers start actually trying to make the ads sexy. Gasp!

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Porsche shows off its gas/electric hybrid… from 1900

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Porsche showed off their brand new Panamara Hybrid, but they also brought along a hybrid of theirs that’s a bit older. As in 111 years older. The Lohner-Porsche Semper Vivus uses a small gas-powered motor to charge up electric hubs on the wheels. 

None of the original Lohner-Porsche versions are still around, so this replica was painstakingly recreated over the last seven years. They didn’t even have the original drawings, so they had to work from a handful of photographs along with some written descriptions.

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French mansion, sealed up for 100 years is now a time capsule

When frenchman Louis Mantin died in 1905, he mandated that his house be sealed up for a century, then reopened to the public as a museum. And now it is, effectively becoming a time capsule. The mansion has been largely untouched and became somewhat dilapidated, though through a large grant, it’s been refinished to its pristine state.

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