Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Great Events of 1913

It's almost the end of 2013. Time for an illustrated but not totally reverent retrospective of events of 1913, events whose 100th anniversary was in the past year. Especially, I want to celebrate one anniversary that takes place today.

First let's commemorate the most significant food anniversary that took place around a month ago:
Mallomars were introduced November 13, 1913.
But is this as significant as the year 1912, when Oreos were introduced?
A BIG event took place 100 years ago today:
After the theft of Mona Lisa from the Louvre, August 21, 1911,
commemorated in these antique postcards in my collection,
she was returned on December 11, 1913.
The thief, as depicted on one of my postcards.
Other centenaries:
New York, February 17 - March 15, 1913
Infamous Armory Show presents Duchamp’s 
“Nude Descending a Staircase"
(here shown for a change with Nancy's head)
Paris, May 29, 1913 -- Premiere of Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps."
Paris, November 14, 1913 --
Publication of first volume of Proust's 
Remembrance of Things Past.

AND one poem:
"Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
"It's with O'Leary in the grave." -- W.B.Yeats, "September, 1913"


~~louise~~ said...

Great highlights, Mae. I was once a huge fan of Mallomars but have since shifted gears to Pinwheels, lol...Thanks for sharing...

P.S. I think Yuban Coffee was introduced in 1913 but I'm not 100% positive:)

Mae Travels said...

Thanks, Louise. I think Yuban coffee is much later than 1913, at least according to Wikipedia.