When I Was A Bachelor, an odd old nursery rhyme from the Little Verses For Very Little People in The Book of Knowledge, circa 1910.
When I was a bachelor I lived by myself,
And all the meat I got I put upon a shelf;
The rats and mice did lead me such a life
That I went to London to get myself a wife.
The streets were so broad and the lanes were so narrow,
I could not get my wife home without a wheel-barrow;
The wheel-barrow broke, my wife got a fall,
Down tumbled wheel-barrow, little wife, and all.
Men, get out your summer whites. And the wicker furniture.
Java, Indonesia (former Dutch Indies), 1915.
An old Italian ad for a “l’quido aromatica” (aromatic liquid) to cure lots of things… Circa 1914. Via The Tarnished Angels.
From my copy of Caricature: Wit & Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song & Story, this oddly charming illustration:
The caption reads:
Plumber — A bathtub side car may not be very comfortable, but it’s all right in a rain.
We just had to put our sweet dog, Ween, to sleep on Sunday, so this post is particularly tender and bitter sweet; after all, Theda’s pup is a dead as she is. (I’m not the only one who thinks these things.)
Plus, this gives me the opportunity to plug my post about Theda Bara and other silent film news.
What an opulent setting!
What? You were expecting vintage kids in costumes? You’ve got Halloween on the brain! Three vintage motorcyclists on Indian motorcycles, 1915.
Get this 1915 Crack-a-Jack salesman’s booklet. Yup, Crack-a-Jack made and sold clothing, and this salesman’s tool had fabric swatches as the prize inside.
See? There really is a long history of blaming the dog. Even if the dog’s a toy.
Antique postcard from Primecardmike. Previous Urine For A Treat posts.
She knew a moving target would help improve his skills, but, well, Timmy was only learning… Did she have to stand so close? And why wasn’t Timmy’s dad holding the target himself, or helping Timmy aim, rather than aiming the camera?