The History of Toys in American Kids’ Breakfast Cereals

The introduction of toys in American kids' breakfast cereal is a captivating chapter in marketing history, one that transformed the morning meal into an exciting adventure for children. This innovative strategy, which began in the early 20th century, was designed to...

Remembering Three’s Company

September 18, 1984, and became an iconic series of its time. The show focused on three roommates living in a Santa Monica apartment and the misunderstandings that arose from their day-to-day interactions, particularly because of their living arrangement.

Foreign Language Newspapers: A Window into America’s Linguistic Melting Pot at the turn of the 20th Century

Foreign language newspapers around 1900 played a critical role in shaping the American immigrant experience, influencing not just the immigrants themselves but also the evolving definition of what it meant to be American.

Makeup and Special Effects in the 1931 Classic ‘Frankenstein’

Directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as the Monster, this film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel not only captivated audiences but also set a standard for visual storytelling.

The 5 Most Common Mid-Century Carnival Midway Games

Central to the carnival midway experience were the various games that drew crowds into a competitive frenzy, each offering a chance at glory and a coveted prize.

Mid-Century Cartoons for Grownups

In the 1950s and 1960s, the concept of primetime animated television was a relatively new phenomenon. However, there were several groundbreaking cartoons that originally aired during primetime hours, aiming not just for a young audience but also for adults.

Tuesday Night TV in 1976

In September 1976, television was a central form of entertainment for many American households, and Tuesday nights offered a variety of popular TV shows that captured the imagination of the audience. Network television was the dominant force at the time, and the main...

Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.

Helen Keller

Author, political activist, lecturer

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Andrew Jackson

President, USA

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's rights activist, abolitionist

Do not allow the Church or State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment.

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Abolitionist, freethinker, author