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Sunday, April 14, 1912 was coming to an end on the Titanic when tragedy struck. That morning passengers attended church services with Captain Smith officiating the First Class sermon. In the evening some first and second class passengers had a hymn sing. A lifeboat drill had been planned for that Sunday morning, but was cancelled […]

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Hats were not just an accessory but an adornment in 1912. They were still a year away from Mary Crosby’s invention of the bra and three years from a tube of lip stick being sold for the first time. If you’ve seen the movie Titanic, you’ve seen the beautiful hats of the time. They had […]

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If you’ve seen the Titanic movie you’ll recognize that they dressed with a lot of elegance, glamour and opulence in this pre-war era. This was before the hardships of the Great War when clothing became a lot more practical. The corset was fitted to a small waist, while the buttocks, hips, shoulders and bosom were […]

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Today we are inundated with celebrity news at every turn. Let’s take a lot at births {of future stars}, deaths and marriages in 1912. 1912 Famous Births May 11–Phil Silvers comedian June 19–Jerry Jerome lyricist August 23–Gene Kelly actor Nov 14–Barbara Hutton Woolworth heiress Nov 21–Eleanor Powell actress Nov 22–Doris Duke multi-millionaire 1912 Famous Deaths […]

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Today, it is easy to get in our cars and go wherever we want. Depending on traffic and our destination we can often be there within minutes to hours. A century ago only the very rich had a vehicle. If you lived in a rural area, you were more likely to walk or take a […]

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