100 years ago today: Play Ball!

Baseball challenge details issued by Great Northern Railroad officials to the businessmen of Whitefish, Montana published by The Daily Inter Lake, June 11, 1924. Mrs. Keller is designated as the official photographer of the game.

Today we’re looking at an article published on June 11, 1924 in the Daily Inter Lake newspaper from Kalispell, Montana. (Kalispell is the county seat of Flathead County, Montana.) The article in question outlines a […]

1899 Philadelphia Salon Jury

Group portrait of photographic salon jury members in profile facing left, including, left to right, Clarence H. White, Gertrude Käsebier, Henry Troth, F. Holland Day, and Frances Benjamin Johnston.1 899 photo by Eva Watson Schütze (1867-1935)

Today we have something a little different: an artistic “portrait” of the 5 members (photographers all) of the jury for 1899 Philadelphia [Photography] Salon. The jury selected the entries to be exhibited in the 1899 […]

100 years ago today: A Focus on Advertising

On May 27th, 1924, faithful readers of the Rushville Republican newspaper in Rushville, Indiana would not have been surprised to spot an ad for the Euphemia Lewis photography studio. You see, from the moment Miss […]

It pays to get the best!

Yesterday, my husband, Chris – the best Internet searcher around! – uncovered a real gem in an 1899 yearbook from the University of Colorado. It’s an ad for Mrs. B.B. Chase’s photography studio in Denver, […]

100 years ago today: Resurrecting a photo taken 55 years earlier

Headline from an article about Janet Townley restoring an old photo taken in 1869. Article from Portage Daily register, April 25, 1924

100 years ago an article in the Portage Daily Register celebrated the photographic prowess of local photographer Janet Townley and her talent at successfully restoring a faded photograph from 1869.

100 years ago today: Many Moons ago

Notice in the Charlotte Observer on March 31, 1924 that Mary E. Moon has left her husband William J. Moon, and he isn't going to pay any of her bills.

March 31, 1924 Oh dear. What’s going on with between Mary E. and William J. Moon, the dynamic couple who ran the popular Moon photography studio in Charlotte , NC? The following notice appeared in […]

100 years ago today: “So completely satisfying”

If we were to travel to Chapel Hill, NC 100 years ago today and get a copy of the Daily Tar Heel newspaper, we might not be surprised to see that Miss Katie L. Johnson […]

100 years ago: Social gatherings

Boston Globe article, Feb 21, 1924 - Excerpt 1

100 years ago today (February 21, 1924) we find a write-up of last night’s big ball in Boston that was sponsored by the British Naval and Military Veteran’s Association. One of the secretaries of the […]