Category Archives: 1920s

Bertha Idaho “Down On Pennsylvania Avenue”

“Bertha Idaho only recorded four songs in her professional career that started in 1919 as a traveling act singing and dancing along side her husband, John. Unfortunately she did not get into the recording studio until 1929 catching the tail … Continue reading

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“Chubby” from The Little Rascals Gets a Headstone After 76 Years

By Emma O’Connor (Time, 11/12/2012) Our Gang, the short-film series better known as The Little Rascals, starred dozens of child actors who skated through the hilarious antics of growing up in the Great Depression era. While their adventures were wholly fictional, … Continue reading

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H. L. Mencken: “The human race is incurably idiotic”

H.L.MENCKEN 1524 HOLLINS ST. BALTIMORE December 2nd 1927 Dear Charles:- A few notes: 1. I bought some brown shoes six or eight years ago, and have worn them off and on ever since. I have also taken to brown oxfords. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Worms Torture Children

MOTHERS! READ! If your child picks its nose, is restless at night, has swelling of the abdomen, unnatural thirst, bad breath, etc. USE FREY’S VERMIFUGE For Worms… Frey’s Tonic Vermifuge Trade Card, 1920s E&S FREY, 814 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, … Continue reading

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