Tag: early 20th century technology

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Keeping Away the Darkness: The Electrification of Cities

This week marks the anniversary of an very momentous event in modern civilization: Dec. 31 is the day Thomas Edison first demonstrated his incandescent lightbulb in Menlo Park, NJ.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold. It also […]

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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.   (This post is a companion piece […]

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The Causes of World War I: Part 3 – Militarism

Militarism is defined as maintaining a large military and being prepared to use it to defend a nation’s interests.   (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) In the early 20th century, this arms race led to disaster. […]

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Technology in the 1910s: Surprising Modern and Familiar

Many people have the impression that the 1910s were technologically the Dark Ages.  In truth, nearly all the modern conveniences we enjoy today existed, only in a simpler form. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Technological advances […]

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