Category: 1906

The Esplanade in Helsinki, Finland, 1906.

The Esplanade in Helsinki, Finland, 1906.

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Bertha Kalich as Miriam Friedlander in The Kreutzer Sonata. Performed on Broadway, 1906
Bertha Kalich, (also spelled Kalish) (17 May 17, 1874 – 18 April 1939) was a Jewish actress, born in Lemberg, Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine). Though she was well-established as an entertainer in Eastern Europe, she is best remembered as one of the several “larger-than-life” figures that dominated New York stages during the “Golden Age” of American Yiddish Theatre during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Historians estimate that, during her career, Kalich performed more than 125 different roles in seven different languages.

113 years ago today, April 18 1906: The Great …

113 years ago today, April 18 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake leaves the city in shambles. The spire of the destroyed city hall is seen at a distance

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Julius Duc, arrested for dressing as a woman, …

Julius Duc, arrested for dressing as a woman, Chicago, 1906

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40 incredible photos that show interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania…

40 incredible photos that show interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania during its launching in 1906.

Ruins after San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Ruins after San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

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Watching the boat races, Palm Beach, Miami in …

Watching the boat races, Palm Beach, Miami in 1906.

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Some locals are enjoying a sunny afternoon by Whitehall mansion, watching the regattas race on the water!

This building still stands today and has been made into a museum. It seems to have gorgeous, turn-of-the-century interiors. The large Kenan pavilion has an old train car inside it.

Here’s as close I could get to the house in Street maps. You can see we are on the right side of the house like in the photo, but the people were sitting on the edge of the water, and it seems off limits today unless you live in the residential buildings nearby. I wish we could get a photo with the same point of view.

Close-up of people in front. A family seem to have come out together. The gentleman, perhaps the girl’s father, looks suave with his walking stick.

The men behind seem to be cheering on the boats, smoking and talking.

Close-up of people in the back. The ladies have brought parasols, a must-have accessory if you were out and about in the 1900s! Especially in the tropical heat of Florida.

Two boys, maybe brothers, are sitting together and watch the races unfold in front of them. One is brave enough to sit in the little boat. Or maybe it’s their own boat, and they rowed there to get as good view of the race as possible!


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Chinese justice – prisoner kneeling on chains,…

Chinese justice – prisoner kneeling on chains, little fingers supporting arms, Moukden – 1906

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Victorian architecture in downtown San Fransic…

Victorian architecture in downtown San Fransico before the 1906 earthquake

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The Carlsson family, 1906, Sweden.