Come Josephine in My Flying Machine 1910 performed by Blanche Ring Composed byFred Fisher &
Alfred Bryan

Come Josephine in My Flying Machine 1910 Performed by Ada Jones and Billy Murray 4:06

Down by the Old Mill Stream 1910 Composed by Tell Taylor 2:50

Jack Johnson vs. James Jeffries

The Oath and the Man

Emile Cohl "The Hasher's Delirium" check date

Emile Cohl - Mobilier Fidèle - The Automatic Moving Company wrong date should be 1910

By 1910 the 10-inch (25.4cm) record was by far the most popular standard, holding about three minutes of music or entertainment on a side.


?1911 — The last known Passenger Pigeon dies. Due to massive hunting to feed the poor and slaves the Passenger Pigeon went from being one of the world's most populous birds to extinction.

?The last known individual of the species, a female named Martha, died in ?1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo and is now on display in the U.S. National Museum of Natural History.

What cause? The loss of the Chestnut trees?

Macchu Picchu located

China becomes a republic when the last imperial dynasty (Manchu) is overthrown. The Manchu had been in decline for a century until living conditions caused instability resulting in a Nationalist revolt. After assuming power, the Nationalists would be continuously challenged by a growing Communist movement. Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866–1925) leads the Xinhai Revolution that topples the Qing dynasty, ending 5,000 years of imperial rule.

Alexander's Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin - performed by Bill Murray 1911

I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl 1911 performed by Ella Retford audio 2:31


Picasso goes a step further, combining cubism with collage in works like Still Life with Chair Caning, Of revolutionary importance in modern art, collage was the ÒhighÓ art that many scrapbook makers would recognize as their own technique of cutting and pasting.

The Cameraman's Revenge - Ladislaw Starewicz 13:21

The Little Match Seller

Memphis Blues - Victor Military Band composed by W. C. Handy

April 2 Titanic in Belfast 0:37

April 18 Carpathia Returns to NY with Titanic suvivors 0:22

It's a Long Way to Tipperary 1912 performed by Bill Murray 3:09

Land of Hope and Glory 1912 performed by Clara Butt audio 2:59

Moonlight Bay 1912 performed by Premier Quartet audio 4:12

Casey Jones Nov, 1912? performed by Bill Murray audio 4:26

Alexander's Ragtime Band Royal Military Band (need realplayer?)


The zipper

The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Стрекоза и муравей Владислав Старевич 4:48

The Insect's Christmas - Ladislaw Starewicz 6:29


Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated

The Battle of the Marne

Nicholas II Declares War on Germany 0:40

Andrew Carnegie quoting from the Gospel of Wealth January 20, 1914 Edison recording 5:57

Gospel of Wealth text

Birth of the Telephone - 1914 Edison recording of Thomas A. Watson, assistant to Alexander Graham Bell

Jack Johnson -vs- Frank Moran

By the Sea 1914 audio 1:13

St. Louis Blues 1914 composed by W.C. Handy performed by Original Dixieland Jass Band audio 3:15

The Little Old Ford Rambled Right Along 1914 Bill Murray audio 3:09

Keep the Home Fires Burning 1914 performed by Columbia Stellar Quartet audio 3:35


The Lusitania is torpedoed by a German U-Boat

In 1915, Wilson warned of hyphenated Americans who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life. Such creatures of passion, disloyalty and anarchy must be crushed out

The crackdown on radical left-wing political groups had actually begun during World War I. After a series of bomb attacks of court buildings, police stations, churches and homes attributed to violent immigrant anarchist groups, the Department of Justice and its small Bureau of Investigation (BOI) (predecessor to the FBI) had begun to track their activities with the approval of President Woodrow Wilson.

Jess Willard vs. Jack Johnson with Bat Masterson as Timekeeper

Sodero's Band performing Stars and Stripes Forever

Conscientious Objector 1915 performed by Alfred Lester audio 3:01

Film: Birth of a Nation 1915 google video 180 minutes


1916: US railway reaches peak length.

1916 - Chicago architect Arthur Aldis persuaded wealthy residents of Lake Forest, Illinois, and investors such as Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr., to form the Lake Forest Improvement Trust to build Market Square, an integrated shopping complex of 28 stores, 12 office units, 30 apartments, gymnasium, clubhouse and landscaping. According to Richard Longstreth, "The automobile was a central factor in this planning, since most Lake Foresters had cars at an early date. Market Square was perhaps the first business district to be laid out specifically to accomodate motor vehicles." (p. 152) The National Register of Historic Places has listed Market Square as the first planned shopping district in the Unites States.


Invention: Battle tank

The bourgeois democratic revolution broke out in Russia in February 1917. The tsarist autocracy was overthrown. The main motive power and predominant force in the revolution was (he working class. However it could not concentrate absolute power in its hands because of its lack of class-consciousness and organisation. A dual power was established in the country: Soviets of workers' and soldiers' deputies, and the bourgeois Provisional Government.

On June 15, 1917, Congress passed the Espionage Act. The law set punishments for acts of interference in foreign policy and espionage. The act authorized stiff fines and prison terms of up to 20 years for anyone who obstructed the military draft or encouraged "disloyalty" against the U.S. government. After two anarchist radicals, Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, continued to advocate against conscription, Goldman's offices at Mother Earth were thoroughly searched, and volumes of files and detailed subscription lists from Mother Earth, along with Berkman's journal The Blast, were seized. As a Justice Department news release reported:

A wagon load of anarchist records and propaganda material was seized, and included in the lot is what is believed to be a complete registry of anarchy's friends in the United States. A splendidly kept card index was found, which the Federal agents believe will greatly simplify their task of identifying persons mentioned in the various record books and papers. The subscription lists of Mother Earth and The Blast, which contain 10,000 names, were also seized.

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was also a background factor: many anarchists believed that the worker's revolution there would quickly spread across Europe and the United States.

Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa Band 2:53 In 1917, Sousas recordings are high-fidelity! Compare this to the cylinder recording of 1897!

Over There July 13, 1917 performed by Nora Bayes composed by George M. Cohen audio 2:52

Over There 1917 performed by Bill Murray audio 3:27

Over There 1917? or 1918? performed by Enrico Caruso audio 2:48

Over There 1917 performed by Henry Burr audio 2:45

Over There 1917 performed by Arthur Fields

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Take it on the run,
On the run, on the run.
Hear them calling, you and me,
Every son of liberty.
Hurry right away,
No delay, go today,
Make your daddy glad
To have had such a lad.
Tell your sweetheart not to pine,
To be proud her boy's in line.
(chorus sung twice)

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun
Who's a son of a gun.
Hoist the flag and let her fly,
Yankee Doodle do or die.
Pack your little kit,
Show your grit, do your bit.
Yankee to the ranks,
From the towns and the tanks.
Make your mother proud of you,
And the old Red, White and Blue.
(chorus sung twice)

Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there -
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
So prepare, say a pray'r,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We'll be over, we're coming over,
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there.

January 10, 1917 "Buffalo Bill" Colonel William F. Cody dies.

1917 The Life and Adventures of "Buffalo Bill" by Colonel William F. Cody

Oh Susanna - Henry Burr

The Butcher Boy - Fatty Arbuckle 1/3 9:40 (french titles)

The Butcher Boy - Fatty Arbuckle 2/3 8:52 (french titles)

The Butcher Boy - Fatty Arbuckle 3/3 5:36 (french titles)


The Carolina Parakeet goes extinct, the only parrot species in the Eastern U.S.

The last Tarpan, a Ukranian wild horse, dies in captivity.

The Romanovs are executed

Grim Reaper by Louis Raemaekers

Influenza sweeps across the entire planet. Accute respiratory infections suddenly began to be noticed at military installations in the United States. Fort Riley, Kansas was the first to be hit by the disease, in March 1918. By October 1918, some U.S. Army camps were reporting a death every hour. The outbreak is thought to have killed about 500,000 Americans. By 1930's scientist were able to find the virus that caused influenza, and later a cure.

While World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives, the influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history.

Some victims died within hours of their first symptoms. Others succumbed after a few days; their lungs filled with fluid and they suffocated to death. Young adults, usually unaffected by these types of infectious diseases, were among the hardest hit groups along with the elderly and young children. The flu afflicted over 25 percent of the U.S. population. In one year, the average life expectancy in the United States dropped by 12 years.

The flu was most deadly for people ages 20 to 40. This pattern of morbidity was unusual for influenza which is usually a killer of the elderly and young children.

It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster.

Johnson "Jass" Blues 1918 Edison recording

Composed by E. Arnold Johnson and Performed by Friscoe "Jass" Band

Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody 1918 performed by Al Jolson 2:54

Harold Lloyd


On January 29, 1919, the Secretary of State, by proclamation, announced that on January 16th thirty-six states had ratified the amendment and therefore it had become a part of the Constitution. It was subsequently ratified by ten additional states. It became effective on January 16, 1920, as the Eiahteenth Amendment to the Constitution, the pertinent sections of which are as follows:

" Sec. 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage, purposes is hereby prohibited.

" Sec. 2. The Congress and the several states shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation"

In 1919, the U.S. House of Representatives refused to seat Socialist representative Victor L. Berger (news copy in PDF) from Wisconsin because of his socialism, German ancestry, and anti-war views. Congress also passed a series of immigration, anti-anarchist, and sedition acts (including the Sedition Act of 1918) that sought to criminalize or punish advocacy of violent revolution.

At the time, Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and Luigi Galleani were in the forefront of the anti-conscription movement. Valdonoci, the Palmer house bomber, was later identified as a militant follower of Luigi Galleani. Attorney General Palmer requested and received a massive supplementary increase in Congressional appropriations in order to put a stop to the violence. Palmer then ordered the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Investigation to prepare for what would become known as the Palmer Raids.

So They Tell Me - social satire circa 1919

Jazz Deluxe fox trot 1919 Edison recording Performed by Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band

Sensation Jazz one step 1919 Edison recording Composed by Dixieland Jazz Band Performed by The All Star Trio - saxophone, xylophone and piano

By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1919 performed by Bill Murray composed by Edward Madden & Gus Edwards audio 2:47

Marine Hymn 1919 performed by U.S. Marine Band audio 1:07

In December 1919, Palmer's agents gathered 249 people of Russian origin, including well-known radical leaders such as Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, and placed them on a ship bound for the Soviet Union (The Buford, called the Soviet Ark by the press).

The Hayseed - Fatty Arbuckle & Buster Keaton 1/3 8:23

The Hayseed - Fatty Arbuckle & Buster Keaton 2/3 8:09

The Hayseed - Fatty Arbuckle & Buster Keaton 3/3 8:09

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Dixie - 1908 cylinder recording

Songs of the Omaha Tribe (February 26, 1971)