10 Everyday Items invented in the 1920’s

Frozen Food

Clarence Birdseye worked as a fur trader in Canada. He saw that fish caught during the winter froze almost immediately after being pulled from the water. Birdseye soon realized that he could leave the fish frozen for up to a month while retaining the flavor. Read more

The Television

The television was invented in 1925 by John Logie Baird. The first experimental Television broadcast in the US. was in 1928. Read more

Black-and-white photographs Date: 1934 Topic: Television
Zworykin Kinescope, 1929

Traffic lights

The traffic light was invented by William Potts in 1920 as a way to direct traffic at 4 way stops. Read more

The Pop-up Toaster

Charles Perkins Strite invented the pop-up bread toaster in 1919, and received a patent for it on October 18, 1920.  Read more

Kool Aid

Edwin Perkins in Nebraska invented Kool Aid in 1927.
Read more

Cotton Swabs

The cotton swab was invented by Leo Gerstenzang in 1923. He sold
his invention under the name of “Baby Gays.” Read more

Bubble Gum

Walter E. Dieme invented bubble gum in 1928.  Read more

Penicillin

Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin in 1928.
Read more

Vitamin E

Herbert McLean Evans and Katherine Scott Bishop discovered Vitamin E
in 1922.  Read more

Sunglasses

Sam Foster invents sunglasses in 1920.  Read more

Now get your glad rags on and head over to Teagan’s Books for episode 4 Hullaba Lulu!

VR photograph of avatars waiting in a virtual train station to illustrate the story Hullaba Lulu by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Lulu, Gramps, Rose, and Valentino wait for the train

Is someone gonna be Left holding the bag?

Check it out.

I gotta go see a man about a dog


Graphics (c) Rob Goldstein 2018

I Wanna be Loved by You

It’s time for me to dive into VR to make some fresh illustrations for Jazz Age Wednesdays on Teagan’s Books.

I’ll be back on Monday 4/16/18

Please enjoy ‘boop-boop-a-doop girl’, Helen Kane

Photograph of 1920's vocalist, Helen Kane
‘Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl’, Helen Kane

 

Helen Kane Collection 1928-1930
The Popular Jazz Archive
The Internet Archive

Featured image (c) Rob Goldstein 2018
Photo of Helen Kane is public domain
I Wanna Be Loved by You” by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby
Recorded by Helen Kane

 

Jazz Age Wednesdays – Am I Blue

Here’s a 40 second video clip Teagan Geneviene and I came up with for chapter 3 of our collaboration on Teagan’s Books, Hullaba Lulu.

Hullaba Lulu, Chapter 3, Teagan’s Books

A Silent film title card that reads Hullaba Lulu written by Teagan Geneviene and Illustrated by Rob Goldstein

 

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Catch-Up

from Teagan’s Books

Teagan's Books

Thistledown Girl

Sunday, August 6, 2017

As if by magic, August is already here.  I can’t believe this serial, Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is already a month old.  I thought it would be a good idea to do this catch-up post for any new readers.  

This is a “pantser” story.  That means I’m flying by the seat of my pants, with this completely unplanned tale.  Most of my inspiration comes from the characters to which readers gave names when I started this project.  I don’t know what the plot is going to be, from one episode to the next until I look at a character’s name and think about what that faery would be, do, or where they would live, or how they would act.

If you’ve seen this serial in your “reader” but didn’t want to come in at the middle, here are links to all the episodes.  There is also…

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