What sparked the craze for barely-clad eastern dancers?

La Sylphe, a noted Salome dancer. Public domain image, Wikimedia.


A Horrific Case Sets New York City on Edge

Albert Wolter. Buffalo Enquirer, Apr. 21, 1910. Public domain.


Or is life long, but poorly spent?

Manuel Dominguez Sanchez, The Suicide of Seneca. Public domain, Wikipedia.org


The British scientist did more than track a comet

Portrait of Edmond Halley
Portrait of Edmond Halley
Edmond Halley. Public domain image; wikimedia.com


The famous astronomer also designed the world’s first diving bell

Portrait of Edmond Halley
Portrait of Edmond Halley
Edmond Halley. Public Domain, Wikimedia.


Did socialite Florence Burns kill her lover?

Florence Burns.
Florence Burns.
Florence Burns. The Evening World, July 12, 1902. Public Domain.


Flotsam Files III

The Weaker Sex
The Weaker Sex
The Weaker Sex, Charles Dana Gibson, 1903. Library of Congress, Public Domain

Woman Skewers Police Officer With Hatpin


Could this homegrown California aircraft eclipse the Wright Flyer?

The Zerbe Multi-Plane. Los Angeles Times, Nov. 7, 1909. Public Domain.


Nevada legislators plan to tax bachelors while a husband fakes death to punish his wife.

Old men in Nevada
Old men in Nevada
Nevada Bachelors. Library of Congress, Public Domain.

Remote Weddings now Possible!


Inspired by his hero, teenager outsmarts criminal

Cover of “Diamond Dick in the Oil Fields.” University of South Florida Collections, Public Domain.

Richard J. Goodrich

Author and history professor. Excavating the past for fun and profit. Web-site: www.richardjgoodrich.com

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