Welcome to Dave's Time Line of History

My name is Dave and I'm a piano player here in Miami, Florida. I focus on American popular songs from 1900 to 1949. But I also like history. So I've created a handout page of the music, events and popular culture of America in the years 1900-1949. I give it to anyone who passes by my piano. I would like to share my handout with you. Thanks to Linda for making it possible for me to share this with you. If anyone would like a copy of this in PDF format please write to me.







From: William McKinley, Florenz Ziegfeld, 60% rural, 2% electricity, 5% telephones
To: Harry Truman, Ed Sullivan, 60% urban, 95% electricity, 70% telephones

Songs "Show"/(Artist)
A Bird In A Gilded Cage
School Days
Rosie, You Are My Rosie
Bill Bailey
In The Good Old Summer Time
Sweet Adeline
In My Merry Oldsmobile
My Gal Sal
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Cuddle Up A Little Closer
Shine On Harvest Moon
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life
Down By The Old Mill Stream
I'm Falling In Love With Someone
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Put Your Arms Around Me
Alexander's Ragtime Band
I Want A Girl
My Melancholy Baby
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Moonlight Bay
Row, Row, Row
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Ballin' The Jack (Elsie Janis)
If I Had My Way
Peg O'my Heart
You Made Me Love You
Aba Daba Honeymoon
By The Beautiful Sea
St. Louis Blues (Gene Austin)
They Didn't Believe Me
When You Wore A Tulip
Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
Are You From Dixie?
Pack Up Your Troubles
Paper Doll
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
I Ain't Got Nobody (Sophie Tucker)
If You Were The Only Girl (Rudy Vallee)
Poor Butterfly
Pretty Baby
For Me And My Gal
"George M!" (George M. Cohan)
   Yankee Doodle Boy
   Give My Regards To Broadway
   You're A Grand Old Flag
   Mary's A Grand Old Name
   Over There
Smiles That Make You Happy
Thine Alone
After You've Gone (Sophie Tucker)
Roses Of Picardy
Daughter Of Rosie O'grady
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Rock-A-Bye, With A Dixie Melody
Somebody Stole My Gal
Till We Meet Again
Alice Blue Gown (Edith Day)
How Ya' Gonna Keep 'Em....?
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Swanee (Al Jolson)
Japanese Sandman
Look For The Silver Lining
Avalon (Al Jolson)
The Love Nest
My Man Fanny Brice)
Life & Times

Coney Island Fun Park Opens In Brooklyn
Automobiles Now Drive NYC-Frisco In 22 Days!!
Children Love New Nabisco "Animal Crackers"
"Sears Catalogue"-Mails Anything Anywhere
"Spindletop" Gusher Spotlights Texas Oil Boom
Christmas Trees Decked With Electric Lights
Ragtime And Cake Walk- Music's New Fashions
Pres. Mckinley Killed--Teddy Roosevelt Sworn
"Ziegfeld Follies"-Staging A People's Dreams
Galveston Hurricane, 6,000 Dead--No Warning!
$1 "Brownie" By Kodak: Everybody's Camera
Women In NYC Arrested For Smoking In Public
Nation's 1st Cinema House In Pittsburgh
Carrie Nation Axing Saloons In Midwest
Rural Free Delivery: City Ideas Spreading Fast
First USA Subway Train Under NYC's Broadway
Gillette Safety Blade Razor Shaves Smooth
Ice Cream Cone & Ice Tea Debut At St. Louis Fair
Ellis Island Greeting 8,000 Immigrants Per Day
Serve-Yourself Stores---Woolworth 5 And 10
Freud's Psychoanalysis: Probing The Inner Self
Neon Gas Light Signs On Streets And Buildings
"Mutt And Jeff"-- 1st Comic Strip In Newspapers
Model-T Ford Autos Roll Off "Assembly Lines"
Nation's First Taxi Cabs In New York City
The "Victrola": A Wind-Up Phonograph Machine
Instant Powdered Coffee--Caffeine Quick
The "Week End" Becomes A National Institution
"Boy Scouts" And "Camp Fire Girls" Train Youth
Healthful "Vitamins" Found In All Foods
"Newsreels" Becoming Part Of Cinema Trend
Now A Federal Income Tax To Pay Uncle Sam
"Zippers" On Clothing Now The Fashion
Automobile Self-Starter: No More Hand Crank
Panama Canal Links Oceans: Safe, Fast Passage
Ford Motor Company Doubles Wages To $5 /Day
Women's Movement Gets A Lift-The "Brassiere"
New Daylight-Saving Time, Aids War Production
Ford's Farm Tractor Retires Oxen And Mules
Now Telephone Coast-To-Coast
Montana's Jeanette Rankin: 1st Congresswoman
"Birth Controller" Margaret Sanger Jailed
Norman Rockwell+Saturday Evening Post=Win
Flu Kills Almost 1,000,000 Here In 3 Yrs Since War
Canned Tuna, "Oreos," Corn Flakes-New Treats
70 Negroes Lynched In One Year In The South
Vaudeville's Prime-4,000 Theaters Nationwide

Winesburg Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)
The Golden Bowl (Henry James)
The Call Of The Wild (Jack London)
O. Henry: Stories (William Sydney Porter)
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
The Octopus (Frank Norris)
Silent Films
The Great Train Robbery (Edwin Porter)
The Perils Of Pauline (Pearl White)
Birth Of A Nation (D. W. Griffith)
Cleopatra (Theda Bara)
The Little Princess (Mary Pickford)
Tumbleweeds (William S. Hart)
Keystone Kops (Mack Sennett)
Intolerance (D. W. Griffith)
Tillie's Punctured Romance (Marie Dressler)
The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)
Male And Female (Gloria Swanson)
The Miracle Man (Lon Chaney)

Giants Play Sunday Game--Managers Arrested
Ray Harroun Wins First Indianapolis Auto Race
Baseball's First Perfect Game--Cy Young
Jack Johnson Ko's White Hope Jim Jeffries
First Night Baseball Games








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