Back in 1914, what did you put on your toast in the morning? Did teens wear braces? Did toilet paper exist? Fourteen questions asked from the perspective of a young person today provide insight into life in the early 20th century. Designed for children aged 9 to 12, this exhibit takes a fresh, surprising, at times funny and at times moving look at daily life barely a century ago.
By 1914, French filmmaker Georges Méliès had already developed several cinematographic tricks: making objects appear and disappear, multiple exposures, transformations, etc. A device recreates the magic of the special effects in his films by allowing the visitor to become part of a movie scene. The results of this fun experiment are broadcast on a screen for all visitors to see.