" ‘You are going to see the day when radio-transmitted colored motion pictures will be shown not only in theatres, but in your own homes. When that day will come, cannot be said, but it was predicted to me by a man upon whose judgment in such matters I put faith,’ [said Hiram Percy Maxim]  … Mr. Maxim believes that the day is not far distant when amateur movie makers will be exchanging films with the same great ease and enjoyment as the amateur radio operator now communicates with his distant friends." — from Amateur Movie Makers (1926)


Four young women wearing large, ornate hats. All wear heart shapes on necklaces around their necks. Photographed in 1908 by James McAllister

Four young women wearing large, ornate hats. All wear heart shapes on necklaces around their necks. Photographed in 1908 by James McAllister

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"The Song of Sappho," by Sir Edwin Arnold; from The Lady’s Realm, An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, 1899-1900

walzerjahrhundert:

Adolf Münzer,Die Elektrische,1900

walzerjahrhundert:

Adolf Münzer,Die Elektrische,1900

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"Polly’s Cowardice" by Eleanor M. Arms; Good Housekeeping, 1901

"Polly’s Cowardice" by Eleanor M. Arms; Good Housekeeping, 1901

onceuponatown:

Evening drawing school. Boston, Massachusetts. Ca.1890.

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