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World War I

What began with a single pistol shot killing the Archduke of Austria on June 28, 1914, gave way to a horrendous and inhuman war resulting in the loss of millions of lives. Starting and ending on the same day, five years apart, World War I concluded with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

Retrospectacle: Flagpole Sitting

It was a fad that became all the rage in 1924: flagpole sitting. It reached new heights when, ... more

Retrospectacle: Silly Putty

It bounces and it breaks. It stretches even when you think it can’t stretch any more! It’s ... more

Killer Smog in Donora, Pennsylvania

A small milling town in Pennsylvania was submerged in killer smog in October 1948. Donora, Pennsylvania, ... more
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