This page keeps track of the latest changes and additions to IllustratedPast.com

  • May 9, 2021 — Added various SEO plugins including SlimSeo. This site now features meta tags and descriptions to improve ranking. Next will install an AMP version of the site.
  • May 7, 2021 — Converted the section featuring collections of photos of famous or interesting people to a mobile compliant format using the latest version of bootstrap.
  • May 1, 2021 — Finished adding quite a bit of new content. Some of it has been published immediately and other articles have been scheduled to publish at fairly reasonable intervals over the next year in order to pace things and not flood the site.
  • April 1 – 16, 2021 — It’s been a while! Decided to revive this site. Changed the WordPress theme and have been going through the old posts and making revisions and improvements. Will soon be adding interesting new content.
  • October 8, 2016 — Republished some articles that had accidentally become unpublished due to a database error. Also created new articles scheduled to publish twice a month into December.
  • December 1, 2014 – January, 2015 — Added considerable content. Made improvements to the server’s htaccess file for improved file handling and speed. Updated the logo.
  • November 29, 2014 — restored the site and added many new articles.
  • November 12, 2014 — Someone saw fit to hack into the site and so I had to reinstall the content. In the process some posts were lost but will be restored later.
  • November 20, 2010 — added an interesting gallery of photographs documenting a visit by Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West show to Paris in 1905.
  • February 6, 2010 — added a short article about the first automobile built by Henry Ford.
  • January 28, 2010 — added an article about Venice in the 1870s
  • January 27, 2010 — The story of Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. (Part 1)
  • January 19, 2010 — added a photo essay on life in Cuba in 1908.