Onward To Our Past® is pleased to present, for your Czech genealogy and family history work, today’s exclusive English translation of the Table of Contents from the 1892 edition of Amerikán Národní Kalendář.
This translation from the original Czech, like the others, provides insights into life in 1892 amongst our Czech-American ancestors. It is filled with more great information, stories, articles, and biographies.
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Amerikán Národní Kalendář
The Contents of this Almanac.
“Title Picture: Emissaries at the Č. S. P. S. Cedar Rapids Convention of June 1891.
Annual Calendar. – This Year’s Signs and Numbers. – Moveable Feasts. – Overview of 1892 – Dates of Lent – Eclipses of Sun and Moon 3
Monthly Tables with Both Roman Catholic and Evangelical Names, as well as Sheets for Noting Household Income and Expenses, Phenomena in the Sky, Jewish Calendar, and Adages 4
List of Names 28
Women’s Suffrage 30
Table of Wages Based on 10-Hour-Day’s Wage 31
Introductory Poetry by B. Bittner (with picture) 32
How It Happened that I Find Myself in America. Stories of an Old Fighter for the Independence of the United States. Written by Pavel Albieri (with 14 Pictures) 33
Let Every Man Be Free in Spirit! A poem by Jaroslav Vrchlický 71
Inherited Husband. A novel, based on an English Original, adapted by Jan Svoboda 72
On the Shore of “Virgin Lake”, a short story from the country by Věnceslava Lužická 81
Our Lot. A poem by Eliška Krásnohorská 102
Wildfire. A short story from the life in American virgin forests. Composed by Josef Novák 103
Get up and Live! A poem by Josef Václav Sládek 114
Oh the Jolly Student Years. A memoir by Antonín Jurka
Shadow. A poem by Aug. Eug. Mužík 121
Aren’t They a Handful. A sketch of American morals. Based on Bergen
A Conscript. An historical poem by Adolf Heyduk 131
Blind Girl. Short story. Based on a French original, adapted by J. V. Luňák 137
Overlooking Prague. A poem by Růžena Jesenská 139
Egg of Columbus. Goes with a picture by Beneš Kaupfer’s
Begging Gypsies In Slovakia. Goes with a picture by Jaroslav Věšín 139
About that Huge Delivery of Meat. A selection of sketches by Mark Twain (Clemens), translated by J. M.
Unity. A poem by Svatopluk Čech 143
Gift for a Widow. A New-Year-Eve short story from the West. Composed by Josef Procházka 147
To Brighten Up Sad Moments. Jokes and anecdotes. (with 26 illustrations) 151
Analysis of Socialism. Composed by Josef Baňata 161
Albanians Returning from a Raid. Goes with a picture by Rudolf von Ottenfeld 169
A Bunch of Artist’s Recollections. Notes from a trip around the world by A. Z. Donato
Girl from Moravské Slovácko with a Grinder (with an illustration) 176
Mediaeval Falconry (with an illustration) 176
For Household and Farm 177
Useful Morsels of Health and Hygiene 179
To Go with Portraits in This Issue of “An American” (25 images) 188
Karel Jonáš, Vice-Governor of Wisconsin (with a portrait) 189
Convention of the National Order of Č. S. P. S. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (goes with cover picture) 202
Jan Neruda, Czech Poet (with a portrait) 203
Upcoming 1893 Chicago World’s Fair (with 7 illustrations) 204
1891 General Land Centennial Exhibition in Prague (with an illustration) 208
National Hall of Č. S. P. S. in St. Louis, Missouri (with an illustration) 209
Sunday Laws. Written for “An American” Almanac by Josef Král 210
What Shall We Be Reading 211
1890 United States Census 212″
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