One of the most interesting aspects of The Crystal Palace is that it represents the zenith of a style of architecture which has no reason to exist in the modern world. When it was built in 1851 there was not yet any practical way to light buildings with electricity. In order to illuminate a building as large as the Crystal Palace - natural light was an absolute requirement. With the introduction of electric lighting at the end of the 19th century, glass buildings, glass roofing, and large skylights rapidly went out of style in architecture.
The sternwheeler riverboat Bailey Gatzert operated on the Columbia river from 1890 through 1926. She earned the nickname “the Daily Bastard" from other riverman who did not like the large wake she left when running at high speeds.
The Gem Snap Action Razor - more commonly known as the Gem 1912 for it’s 1912 patent date.
Ever-Ready Razor Products Ltd. was the second largest producer of razors and blades in the U.K., just behind Gillette.
RMS Lusitania; 1910