Monday, July 21, 2008

As It Was In 1896...

I'd like to welcome everyone to join me on a walk through history. I've dug up some interesting facts and some images of magazine and newspaper advertising from 1896. I'm always facinated by the art work and the wording of these old ads! Just click an image to enlarge.


1896 was a Leap Year.

Utah becomes the 45th state.

First X-Ray picture is taken.

The opera La bohème premieres.

Opening ceremonies of the 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games.

The United States presidential election of November 3, 1896 saw Republican William McKinley defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan in a campaign considered by historians to be one of the most dramatic in American history.

The costliest and third deadliest tornado in U.S. history levels a mile wide swath of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, incurring $2.9 billion (1997 USD) in normalized damages, killing more than 255 and injuring over 1,000 people.

Earthquake and Tsunami in Sanriku, Japan, kills 27,000.

John Philip Sousa composes magnum opus, "Stars and Stripes Forever" on Christmas Day.

Formation of the New York Telephone Company.

1896 BIRTHS
January 20 - George Burns, American comedian (d. 1996)
September 24 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer (d. 1940)
November 14 - Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (d. 1979)
December 6 - Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (d. 1983)
Thank you for walking with me through a bit of history... I hope you enjoyed it! And, please don't forget to make plans to join us for an UnBirthday Party and Give~Away! See you soon... God bless...

Until another time...
Pearl

6 comments:

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hi!
Thanks for your recent note on my blog -- I'm glad you enjoyed it!And what fascinating history you found -- and great photos! I could read those kinds of things all day.
Blessings, BILL

Deb said...

Hi Pearl, great post, it was funny seeing that something I've used from so long ago which is the Van Camp Baked Beans, but now I use Bush's Baked Beans the Country Style, I add a little onion, bell pepper, sugar, and sometimes a little grounded beef. They taste so good. How are you Pearl, I hope you're doing well. I'm trying to get back into things.
Deb

Deb said...

Thanks Pearl, those where very kind words. Deb

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Pearl, I love your post! I am enamored by vintage ads! ...and to think we still use some of these products today! I have seen pear soap at Big Lots, and thought it had a vintage look to it! LOL! Where do you come up with all amazing, unique stuff!

Hope today is good for you! :)

Hugs, RHonda

luvmy4sons said...

I did enjoy it Where do you find this stuff?

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Looking forward to the party, Pearl!

The As It Was in 1896 is great and I still use Pears soap (well not since 1896, but almost ;)- my grandma started me on it!
xoxo~Tracie