Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Wednesday, 9 November 2022
This charming advertisement from 1900 is for "La Mouche," the first model of automobile produced by Teste et Moret, a French manufacturer. "La Mouche" had a single-cylinder built-in engine and was available in two- and four-seater models. Some 300 of the cars were built, with only seven known to exist.
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Universal Studios were most famous for their moody tales of midnight monsters, supernatural ghouls, and science gone awry: Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and his Bride, the Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, and the Invisible Man. A large number of Universal's classic monster films, however, did not involve a monster at all... At least not a supernatural one. Some of their most celebrated were based very loosely on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, including Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) and The Black Cat (1934). There were also the Inner Sanctum Mysteries of the 1940's: a series of six murder mysteries starring Lon Chaney Jr. based on the eponymous radio show. Another informal sub-genre within the non-supernatural mysteries developed, known by its most famous entry, the "Old Dark House" movie.
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
The following tale of ghost-extinguishing may seem somewhat familiar. It appears that Gelett Burgess figured out the business of removing unwanted spectres long before Mickey Mouse or Dan Akroyd.
The Ghost-Extinguisher appears here as it did in the April, 1905 edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Saturday, 3 September 2022
In the interests of preserving my own sanity and enjoying a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana (now that international travel is a thing again!), we're going to be going on hiatus through the month of September.
Join us back here on October 12 for our Halloween season!
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
|Differing from the others in the series, this one purports to show hunting in the year 1915.|
Wednesday, 3 August 2022
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Wednesday, 11 May 2022
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin pushes the date back a few decades, to the same mid-19th century period as Song of the South (1946) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), but retains that same fascination with the Gilded Age. Specifically, Bullwhip Griffin is set to the California Gold Rush of 1848, and the challenges and opportunities experienced by the sourdoughs who sought fabulous wealth along the Golden State's shining waters.