Posts tagged with ‘1910s

Who’s this lovely Victorian lady? Why that’s F. Scott Fitzgerald in drag
The photos were taken in 1916 to help promote The Evil Eye at Princeton’s Triangle Club. Fitzgerald was in his third year at Princeton when the musical-comedy troupe performed the bawdy lyrics penned by the future Great Gatsby writer. In a review of his performance, the Times referred to Fitzgerald as “the most beautiful” girl in the whole production.
Via

Who’s this lovely Victorian lady? Why that’s F. Scott Fitzgerald in drag

The photos were taken in 1916 to help promote The Evil Eye at Princeton’s Triangle Club. Fitzgerald was in his third year at Princeton when the musical-comedy troupe performed the bawdy lyrics penned by the future Great Gatsby writer. In a review of his performance, the Times referred to Fitzgerald as “the most beautiful” girl in the whole production.

Via

Hollywood rejection form letter from the 1910s, from Essanay Film Co.
Via

Hollywood rejection form letter from the 1910s, from Essanay Film Co.

Via

How to use a telephone, a helpful guide from 1917
That’s cool and all, but they don’t tell you how to send text messages or update Facebook.
Via

How to use a telephone, a helpful guide from 1917

That’s cool and all, but they don’t tell you how to send text messages or update Facebook.

Via

The first film adaptation of Frankenstein was in 1910, done in Thomas Edison’s studio

Frankenstein is a 1910 film made by Edison Studios that was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley. It was the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The unbilled cast included Augustus Phillips as Dr. Frankenstein, Charles Ogle as the Monster, and Mary Fuller as the doctor’s fiancée.

At over 100 years old, this was the world’s first mixer and crossfader

Mixing two records on separate turntables took hold in the early 1980s, but people have been experimenting with the technique ever since the record was invented. This unwieldy gadget was created in 1910 by French sound engineer Leon Gaumant, used to sync two tracks of a film soundtrack with the movie.

Read more »

IHC After Dark movies: The 1910 film version of The Wizard of Oz

Everyone is familiar with the 1939 film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, but the first Oz film happened in 1910, just 10 years after the first Oz novel was published and based on a 1902 stage play. If the 1939 movie is your only point of reference, this version will be pretty surreal. 

Click through the video for the rest of the movie

Centenarian in 1911: Bathing and Pie are killing our young people

A bathtub full of pie? You’re seriously flirting with danger.

People always like to ask centenarians what their “secret” to long life is, when the real answer usually is just genetics. But In 1911, 100 year old Tilden Pierce’s word of warning was that the younger generation was eating too much pie and bathing too much to live very long.

Read more »

Letter to Santa from 1911 found in a chimney in Dublin
This letter to Santa was written in 1911, and stashed in the chimney of a house in Dublin, from which it was recovered in 1992 by the house’s current occupant, John Byrne. The letter, written by “A or H Howard” (a brother-sister team) survived remarkably well, and is very lovely. “I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee.”
Via

Letter to Santa from 1911 found in a chimney in Dublin

This letter to Santa was written in 1911, and stashed in the chimney of a house in Dublin, from which it was recovered in 1992 by the house’s current occupant, John Byrne. The letter, written by “A or H Howard” (a brother-sister team) survived remarkably well, and is very lovely.

“I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee.”

Via

The first aircraft carrier from 1910
Modern aircraft carriers are well-engineered and well-staffed wonders of modern technology, but when the aircraft carrier was first invented in 1910, things didn’t go quite as smoothly. The first aircraft carriers were normal steel-hull war ships with wooden plank runways sloppily attached. Fortunately, planes didn’t go nearly as fast at the time.
More here

The first aircraft carrier from 1910

Modern aircraft carriers are well-engineered and well-staffed wonders of modern technology, but when the aircraft carrier was first invented in 1910, things didn’t go quite as smoothly. The first aircraft carriers were normal steel-hull war ships with wooden plank runways sloppily attached. Fortunately, planes didn’t go nearly as fast at the time.

More here

Edwardian Britain in color

After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, her son Edward became King of England, making him Edward VII. And his reign, from 1901 to 1910 is regarded as the Edwardian era, though some extend that to the beginning of World War I. Here are 15 photographs from that period of time in either real or false color via Retronaut.

Read more »

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Little Nemo” by Winsor McCay from 1911

Winsor McCay was one of the pioneers of animation, and one of his first cartoons from 1911 was “Little Nemo”. From the very first days of cartoons, live action and animation lived side-by-side. McCay’s "Gertie the Dinosaur" from 1914 is often cited as the first cartoon in which animation was used to convey a distinct personality.

Photo from 1911 clearly shows a time traveler checking his text messages
See him? All the way on the right of the photo, the guy who at first looks like he’s wearing some creepy mask (look closer, it’s his hair, and he’s looking down)? The one who is obviously sending or receiving text messages on his phone? What the hell?
Via

Photo from 1911 clearly shows a time traveler checking his text messages

See him? All the way on the right of the photo, the guy who at first looks like he’s wearing some creepy mask (look closer, it’s his hair, and he’s looking down)? The one who is obviously sending or receiving text messages on his phone? What the hell?

Via

YouTube celebrates its 100th anniversary 

To celebrate 100 years of YouTube, here’s the best viral videos from 1911. That was a damn good year.

French laxative ad from 1919 explains how laxatives work
Oooooh… I get it now. It’s like a bottle of tiny elves that slave away in your colon shoveling poop. BRB drug store.
Via

French laxative ad from 1919 explains how laxatives work

Oooooh… I get it now. It’s like a bottle of tiny elves that slave away in your colon shoveling poop. BRB drug store.

Via

The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910

In 1910, French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000. Yeah, he pretty much nailed it.

Read more »









See all IHC Reviews here

Want to submit a review for IHC and make a few bucks?
Please drop us a line and let us know what movie, game, book or TV show you want to review and we'll hold your spot. See full review guidelines here.