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With his radio earmuffs attached, the farmer can hear the game

“Bell the Cat”

The Chicago Humane Society has sent out a nationwide request for owners of cats to bell their pets so birds may be warned of their approach.

In 1928, John Blymire believed that he had been cursed by Nelson Rehmeyer, and broke into Rehmyer’s home to find Rehmyer’s ‘spell book’. He and his accomplices (who likewise felt victimized by Rehmeyer) were unable to find the book, but did find Rehmeyer himself, whom they killed and mutilated in hopes that this would lift the curse. The resulting trial drew substantial media attention.

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But Your Nose?

“When men become too lazy to kiss their wives it is time to quit”

These kittens were born in the net of a hook and ladder company at 47th and Halsted streets and make the run with the firemen every time there is a fire. As soon as the alarm comes in the mother cat  springs in with them.

Tea tasting is more than a profession. It is a fine art, and the artists educate their palates as opera stars cultivate the power of their larynxes

A Bavarian, of the city of Landshut, who had a good quantity of heavy Munich beer after his day’s work, went to bed, fell fast asleep and awoke next morning – with his false teeth stolen out of his mouth by a burglar.


‘Tis a gentleman’s shoe

The shoe for you

He is not to be ranked or classed with any of the common Chinamen who have flocked to our shores in such large numbers.

also dead hogs, old butter and grease.

Also dead hogs, old butter and grease

Dr. Lorenz (in centre of group, wearing a beard) operating at a Chicago clinic

A class lolling in incorrect attitudes that lead to schoolroom deformities.

Schoolgirl acquiring uneven hips from carrying a heavy load of schoolbooks on one.

The Polish women are intelligent and approachable

May be safely smoked by ladies and children

There is a special ladies’ room and a special ladies’ wicket at the Home Savings Bank

                                        A Guide to the Stranger


                                           Pocket Companion


                                                 The Fancy


                                       A List of the Gay Houses


                                        Ladies of Pleasure

                      In the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection

Miss Sarah Turner

No. 2 Wood Street, Above Eleventh

This house is situated in one of the most respectable parts of the city; the landlady is a perfect Queen. At this house you will hear no disgusting language to annoy your ear; everything connected with this establishment is calculated to make a man happy. The young ladies are beautiful and accomplished; they will at any time amuse you with a fine tune on the piano or use their melodious voices to drive full care away. Stranger, do not neglect to pay a visit to this house before you leave our quiet city of sisterly affection. The ladies are Misses Josephine Philips, Isabella Stuart, Mary Jane Greer and Mary Stevens. These young, beautiful and enchanting creatures are all that man can desire. There is one thing certain – none but gentlemen visit this Paradise of Love.

Sal Boyer, alias Dutch Sal

This is the lowest house in the city – a perfect loafer hole – no gentleman ever visits this Sodom; it is worse than hell itself. Avoid this den, as it is a panel house of the worst description. This woman, it is said, has had connection with the lowest negro, for the small remuneration of potatoes and flour to support her boarders! Is that not enough to deter men from visiting this awful pest house? 


Did you lose a little girl in brown? Some little miss who will not tell her name to the police was brought to the police stations right after the parade this afternoon. She was found unattended about the corner of Riverside and Brown. She wears a plaid dress with brown plush coat and brown hood and is about four years old.


And Lying in the Street

Were Three Young Lads Not Yet In Their Teens.

static-electrical apparatus


Oh! What fun to glide along the sidewalk and beat ‘em all.

Who said we’d love to be American?

Frankie and Ronald (no last names yet) are getting their first glimpse of the U.S.A. through a flood of tears. They are twins and with eleven other British-born babies were brought here on the Aquitania for adoption into American homes.


Here is a picture of Mlle. Gabrielle Chabinais, a well-known Parisian actress, who became jealous of her lover and poked out both his eyes to prevent him from seeing her beautiful rival for his affections. 

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