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Cholera: The Mere Mention of the Word Caused Fear

Cholera. The mere mention of the word was enough to cause fear in 19th century communities. The disease struck suddenly and killed quickly. Its cause wasn’t identified until the 1850s. Symptoms Cholera is caused by a bacteria and, like typhoid, is spread by food or water contaminated with feces. Basic sanitation and water purification can […]

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Bathroom and Kitchen Tech at the Turn of the 20th Century

In real estate, bathrooms and kitchens often make or break a sale. In the late 19th century, indoor plumbing was becoming commonplace, and homes were increasingly becoming electrified.  This meant that kitchens and bathrooms were, perhaps for the first time, an important consideration when buying or renting a home. Bathroom Tech After bathing and toilet […]

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Federal Election of 1911: A Question Over the Nation’s Future

The Canadian federal election of 1911 was the last one held before the start of World War I. It was an election that would determine the future of the nation, the politicians claimed, and it was filled with rhetoric and mudslinging. The Parties Involved The election was a preview of the dirty 1917 election facing […]

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: A Workplace Tragedy with Positive Consequences

It’s hard to imagine a time when government regulations didn’t protect workers’ safety. But a century ago, there were no regulations. No one had any reason to question why not. However, that all changed on the day of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. What is a shirtwaist? It’s a type of blouse. It became popular when […]

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