Are you a soda fountain owner? Did you just time travel from the year 1919? Then have I got an invention for you!
Ever wonder what a hot journalistic exclusive looked like in 1919? Well, you’re looking at it. Not just a pair of hands—it’s the only authentic photograph of Mr. [Thomas] Edison’s hands ever taken publisht here for the first time. At least that’s what the December 1919 issue of Electrical Experimenter magazine said.
Here in the early 21st century, many parks and zoos offer motorized scooters for people who can’t or would rather not walk around. But it’s far from a new concept, as you can see in this photo from 1918.
Before the rise of synchronized sound in the late 1920s, movie theater owners tried all kinds of different ways to get words and music into the movie-going experience. They brought in enormous orchestras, they built gigantic sound effects machines, and they even tried putting voice actors behind the screen who would…
Regular air line passenger and freight transportation between the larger cities, particularly New York and Chicago, promises to become an accomplisht fact this spring. All the usual conveniences will be available to passengers, besides wireless communication, mail service, sleeping quarters and aerial promenade. Not…
Amusement park rides from the early 20th century weren't exactly known for their safety. But if this terrifying attraction from 1919 had ever been built, it probably would've been the most dangerous ride ever constructed.
This chilling image from the height of World War I appeared on the February, 1917 cover of Hugo Gernsback's The Electrical Experimenter. The excerpt below is from Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future by Joseph Corn and Brian Horrigan.