Books from 1923, let's find the good stuff!

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#1

https://archive.org/search.php?query=date%3A1923%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts%20AND%20NOT%20collection%3Aopensource%20AND%20scanningcenter%3A*

That currently shows 10,958 results, all just entered into the public domain. Let’s find interesting artifacts!


#2

Film Year Book 1922-23 (The 1922-23 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures)
https://archive.org/details/filmyearb1922192223newy

This is 1923’s IMDB, but with more ads, somehow!


#3

“Standard oil spirit” : a discussion of the relationship between the personnel and management of the Standard Oil Company (California)
https://archive.org/details/standardoilspiri00stan/

This has cool photos, and just think of There Will Be Blood while reading!


Teapot Dome scandal
#4

Amazing copy! Order immediately! A++++!

Trees you can trust / Cumberland Nurseries ; E. B. Drake, prop.

Apparently, trees used to be total dicks.


#5

To go along with your Film Year Book, here’s a collection of a film fan magazine called Picturegoer. https://archive.org/details/picturegoer56odha/page/n9


#6

Colour and methods of colour reproduction, which is almost entirely in black and white except for a couple of plates like this beauty.
https://archive.org/details/colourmethodsofc00martuoft/page/n179


#7

Probably more accessible elsewhere these days, but The meaning of relativity from lectures Einstein gave at Princeton.
https://archive.org/details/meaningofrelativ00eins/page/n7


#8

Wow, that isn’t a bad magazine, layout-wise. I’ve read a lot of magazines, historically, long running publications, and then of course a bunch of gaming mags. It must have been awesome to be a cinemaphile in the 1920s. If, like, anything was good. I am dubious on the entire decade. :slight_smile:


#9

Gotta say, the first thing I thought was, “damn, how did they do that without LaTeX?!” :slight_smile:


#10

Yeah, I always marvel at early typesetting of math. It must’ve been so painstaking!