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Fatty's Faithful Fido (1915)

This one-reel short from Keystone packs in a lot of action, some great stunts, and some unfortunate ethnic humor. Luke the Dog may be the real star this outing, although… 532 more words


The Successes and Failures of a Culinary Detective

There is something alluring about being a detective; to be someone who uncovers lost secrets and forgotten mysteries. People who cook from historical recipes are often culinary detectives as they search for ingredients and techniques from long ago. 488 more words

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Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915)

This two-reel Keystone parody of a farmer’s daughter’s elopement has similarities to a number of comedies I’ve discussed before, including “Leading Lizzie Astray,” “ 661 more words


Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1915)

This Keystone one-reeler features two of the company’s strongest talents in the wake of the then-still-recent departure of Charlie Chaplin for Essanay. Despite Keystone’s reputation for… 531 more words


Act of Terror on the Hill: The July 2, 1915 Bombing of the Capitol

-by Ronald M. Johnson

In the midst of recent terrorist attacks, historians of the United States Capitol last year marked the 100th anniversary of an event that literally shook the foundations of the building.  695 more words

The birth of the modern flamethrower, a psychological weapon of WWI

Though projected incendiary weapons such as Greek fire were used in naval engagements by ancient Byzantines and Chinese, the modern flamethrower made its debut in 1901, when Richard Fiedler submitted his “Flammenwerfer” design to the German Army. 97 more words

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February 5 in San Antonio history...

New Braunfels Academy, the first free school in Texas, is chartered in neighboring Comal county. The charter provides that the school be governed by a board of six trustees, the mayor of New Braunfels, and the Comal county judge. 73 more words