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On this day: Working on the Brooklyn Bridge

Painters at work on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on the 3rd of December, 1915.



20 Rare Color Photos Of Paris Taken 100 Years Ago.

In the era of black and white photos, French banker Albert Kahn wanted to capture the great cities of the world in color. So in 1909, he commissioned four photographers to take their cameras around the world, documenting what they saw in color. 21 more words

20th Century

Morrison Bridge, circa 1910

A funeral procession across the Morrison Bridge, circa 1910. The deceased was not identified.

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Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)

US 16m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Alice Davenport, Glen Cavender, Billy Gilbert, Chester Conklin

Cruel, Cruel Love is a peek into the pre-tramp day’s of Chaplin’s career, and though only nine of the sixteen minutes of this Keystone short is known to exist, it’s pretty clear that this comic farce is a take on Romeo and Juliet. 55 more words


100 years ago: Clarence Merritton Giffin enlisted

Clarence Merritton Giffin, a railway clerk, signed up in Windsor, Ontario on this day in 1916. He was born in Maitland, Ontario, the son of William Ernest Giffin and Margaret Grace (née McMullen) on September 16th, 1898. 148 more words


Real estate transfers.

Wilson Daily Times, 10 October 1911.

  • Abram B. Simms — in the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Abram Simms, 32, bricklayer, wife Mollie…
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A Day's Pleasure (1919)

US 21m, B&W, silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Tom Wilson, Babe London, Henry Bergman, Loyal Underwood

A Day’s Pleasure is a simply made comic short that features Charlie on a family outing with his wife and two children. 78 more words