ARTS & CULTURE

17 Pop Culture Moments That Will Transport You To 1910

08/29/2013 08:29 am ET

Let's travel back in time to 1910, when the skirts were longer, the hats bigger and the films way silent-er. Behold, 17 reasons 1910 was a golden year for culture.

1.) A 16-minute film adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is released. frankenstein

2.) Mardi Gras looked especially creepy. mardi

3.) Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" premieres in Paris.

4.) Silent fantasy film "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" brings black-and-white ruby slippers to the screen. wizard of oz

5.) Egon Schiele paints a kneeling nude self-portrait aptly titled "Kneeling nude self-portrait." . egon schiele

6.) Garment workers go on strike in New York City. garment

7.) Mark Twain passed away at 74 years old. In his biography he wrote: "I came in with Halley's comet in 1835. It's coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. The Almighty has said no doubt, 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'" mark twain

8.) Russian lit giant Leo Tolstoy died at 82 years old. leo tolstoy

9.) Ladies engaged in some serious sartorially awesome ice hockey. ice hockey

10.) Henri Matisse channels his inner hedonist with "The Dance." matisse

11.) Edwin S. Porter directed a 10 minute silent film version of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." alice in wonderland

12.) The world bids farewell to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. florence

13.) Absinthe is banned. People get angry, make posters. absinthe

14.) Salvador Dali creates his "Landscape Near Figueras," doesn't quite find his signature thing yet. dai

15.) Hats were big. Very big. hat

16.) Primitivist painter Henri Rousseau passes away. henri

17.) Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera ends its serial run in Le Gaulois newspaper. phantom of the opera

In our new HuffPost Arts & Culture series, Throwback Thursday, we're revisiting the best in pop culture from the annals of history. Revisit the hottest movies, music videos, trends and forgotten lingo you never thought you missed... until now. Be sure to let us know which year you'd like to celebrate next in the comments.

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