Up: The History of the Elevator

Versions of elevators have existed for millennia. But the development of elevators safe enough to carry passengers is relatively new. The History Guy remembers the history of an invention that allowed us to build skyscrapers.

Ketchup: The History of a Condiment

To many, tomato ketchup is the quintessential American condiment. But ketchup was not invented in the United States, and did not always include tomatoes. The History Guy remembers the surprising history of ketchup. From the video: There is perhaps no condiment considered more quintessentially American than ketchup. It lines the aisles in supermarkets and adornsContinue reading “Ketchup: The History of a Condiment”

Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith, Prohibition Agents

The History Guy remembers two of the best detectives and Prohibition agents in history, Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith. Their ingenious use of disguises to bust bootleggers during Prohibition is history that deserves to be remembered.

Picasso’s Many Muses and the Cost of Genius

Pablo Picasso was one of the most important and prolific artists of the twentieth century. But his art came at a price for those who loved him. The History Guy recalls the many loves of Pablo Picasso. From the video: Pablo Picasso, a prolific and ground-breaking artist of thousands of paintings, sculptures and other works,Continue reading “Picasso’s Many Muses and the Cost of Genius”