Silent Film Stars

Vedah Bertram – photos and quotes

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Vedah Bertram

“Well, I am not particularly proud of any of my work, because after viewing it on the screen I can always see where I might have done better….I enjoy seeing my errors in order that I may perfect myself.” — Vedah Bertram in 1912   “I studied at Wellesley four years, and then I went […]

Iconic Locales

Long Beach photos

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Long Beach

This turn of the 20th Century postcard is confusing because it claims that Long Beach, California, had the longest beach on the Pacific Coast. However, Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State is considered the longest beach in the United States (some say the world, though this claim is disputed). If that isn’t confusing enough, several […]


Somewhere in Los Angeles – Photos (1910-1919)

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female mail carrier

Somewhere in Los Angeles: Random photos taken in and around the city in the 1910s. Above photo: This female mail carrier must have broken a lot of hearts along her postal route. She’s beautiful! Photo taken in the 1910s.   Two musicians, circa 1910.   Four ladies showing off their badges somewhere in the Los Angeles […]