Category Archives: Then and Now

Buffalo Bill Cody in the News

Kit and Barry Cody were killed in a plane crash in Central Florida on February 16, 2013. The Missoulian identified the victims as the great-grandsons of William Cody, the founder and star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. For better or worse, the sad story … Continue reading

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Priceless Melton Barker Short Films

Capturing the voices and images of children from the past can be illusive. Even when the sources do exist, archives and libraries rarely make it easy to identify sources that relate the direct experiences of kids. One exception is The … Continue reading

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1922 Kodachrome Color Movie

This mesmerizing short film from 1922 is “bewitching” and important for its coquettish  portrayal of female sensuality. The flapper image popularized by movies of the time showcased female sexuality in ways previously unheard of in mainstream culture. This amazing color … Continue reading

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Presidents and Bathtubs

Hacker Guccifer is getting lots of attention for posting George W. Bush’s bathtub self-portrait. There is a history behind presidents and bathtubs. William Howard Taft had a special large tub moved into the White House to fit his oversized girth. … Continue reading

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