Vacations then and now

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I just read an article (Landis, 1905) entitled “A Vacation Trip at Home.”  I mention it here not so much for its content, but for its date–July 1905.

I’m sharing it to highlight the American Periodical Series Online database, where I found the article.  Obviously people from history or American Studies would find this resource useful.  Anyone researching a social or cultural topic might find it interesting.  One can see how things like the staycation have (or haven’t) changed.

Try it out for yourselves.  In the meantime I wish all of you safe and pleasant vacations, whether at home or away.


Landis, C. (1905, July). A vacation trip at home. The Ladies’ Home Journal, 22(8), 27.