Summer splendor: Hotel Majesti...

Jun 25, 2017 by

The Majestic is an attractive house at all times of the year, but it is additionally so in the summer, because of its beautiful roof garden.

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8 snazzy swimsuits of the sixt...

Jun 24, 2017 by

  The young lioness swimsuits Brave… sensuous… graceful… beautiful… Don’t you want to be a young...

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Coney Island beach scenes (189...

Jun 20, 2017 by

Scene on the beach (1890s)   Bathing at Coney Island, New York (1900)   Coney Island in the early 1900s On the beach at...

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A day with Helen Keller (1906)

May 17, 2017 by

A Day With Helen Keller by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin Sometimes we dream, or like to imagine, that we are something different from what...

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How Judy Garland’s caree...

May 16, 2017 by

Here is a heartfelt — though dramatized and beautified (and sometimes somewhat inaccurate) — story of Judy...

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Mary Poppins hits the silver s...

Feb 18, 2017 by

Movie magic brings life to story book character From the day the enchanting, elusive Mary Poppins character appeared on the American...

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Roller coasters of the early 2...

Feb 13, 2017 by

Love old amusement parks? For a closer look at any of these 9 vintage roller coasters from the early 1900s — in New York, New...

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New Cadillac design announced ...

Jan 7, 2017 by

The Cadillac innovation mentioned herein was a two-speed rear axle, combined with a door-mounted, electrically-operated shifter which...

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King Tut’s coffin is unc...

Jan 2, 2017 by

Tut’s coffin is uncovered Resplendent shrine upsets Egyptian theories Luxor, Egypt, December 17, 1923 – All preconceived...

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Train station etiquette (1921)

Jan 1, 2017 by

Train station etiquette by Mary Marshall Duffee To say that the well-bred person is on time when he takes a train might be unfair....

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Vintage Ho-Ho-Holiday photos w...

Dec 9, 2016 by

Walter and Santa Claus in NYC (1958) With Santa at Macy’s at Herald Square, New York City Photo thanks to Walter   Santa...

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Storybook Christmas party idea...

Nov 26, 2016 by

A storybook party Is it a party, a parade, or pageant? Actually, it can be all three — or any one you choose. These storybook...

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The famous, fabulous Fotomat (...

Oct 9, 2016 by

Fotomat ad (June 1977) Chances are, you won’t get this free roll of film   Fotomat ad (September 1977) Fotomat guarantees...

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120+ gorgeous, glamorous actre...

Aug 8, 2016 by

A new age of cinema celebrities While fame itself was nothing new in the 1920s, the recent introduction of moving pictures had...

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Fashion lessons from the ̵...

Aug 6, 2016 by

How to spoil the effect of beautiful clothes It isn’t what you wear, it’s how you wear it Fashion before and after photos...

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Inside a Piggly Wiggly grocery...

Jun 30, 2016 by

First self-service groceries Piggly Wiggly store in or near Memphis, Tennessee, was the first self-service grocery store in US. Here...

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Expert puts Lincoln photograph...

Jun 20, 2016 by

Expert puts portraits of Abraham Lincoln in correct order Nearly all the 100 or so photographs taken of Lincoln during his lifetime...

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NYC heat wave: Hot weather str...

Jun 11, 2016 by

Hot weather in NYC means cooling off in a fountain, taking the kids to park to cool down, and more adventures in the era before air conditioning.

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Charles Manson emerging as key...

May 14, 2016 by

Charles M Manson, accused in the mountain-desert area of rustling four-wheel-drive vehicles, has emerged as a key figure in the...

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Harriet Tubman’s obituar...

Apr 21, 2016 by

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross — nicknamed “Minty” — around 1820-1823. In the words of the Library of...

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Annie Oakley: The wonderful fe...

Apr 10, 2016 by

Annie Oakley – The wonderful female wing shot photographed Some of her notable feats — Shooting an apple from a...

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Vintage View-Master ads: ̵...

Mar 15, 2016 by

View-Master Stereoscopic Pictures (1953) “All the family will enjoy pictures of famous American scenes, exotic faraway lands...

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See 6 kitchens from 1950

Feb 1, 2016 by

Here’s a look at two real home kitchens and four model kitchens, all photographed in 1950. See the kitchens The kitchen in the...

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Washing laundry with ammonia, ...

Jan 10, 2016 by

Unlike so many old washing recipes that call for ingredients we rarely have on hand today — such as hypochloride of lime,...

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Where the telephone was born (...

Dec 27, 2015 by

In 1875, on the top floor of this building at 109 Court Street in Boston, Massachusetts, Professor Alexander Graham Bell invented and...

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Zeppelin Hindenburg explodes, ...

Oct 26, 2015 by

Zeppelin Hindenburg explodes, falls at Lakehurst – Known dead number 33 Giant airliner plunges in flames after safely crossing...

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Titanic: 45,000 ton monster re...

Sep 22, 2015 by

Titanic: 45,000 ton monster ready for service Only the other day, the Lusitania and her the Mauretania were the world wonder sisters...

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Statue of Liberty construction...

Aug 23, 2015 by

Liberty Enlightening the World: The Statue of Liberty’s construction Lady Liberty’s face is seen here on Liberty Island,...

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Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day...

Jun 6, 2015 by

Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day: Offensive rolls into Normandy Beachheads in France are made secure in first rush By Wes...

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Swigert is ‘swinger̵...

Jun 5, 2015 by

Swigert is ‘swinger’ on Apollo 13 crew (1970) By Darrell Mack, Space Center, Houston John Leonard Swigert, Jr., the...

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On JFK’s birthday, a fam...

May 29, 2015 by

On a birthday, a family visit to Arlington The scene could have been fashioned on canvas by a Renaissance master. The mother bowed...

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Aww! See these celebrity baby ...

Mar 24, 2015 by

Celebrity baby photos at David Niven Jr’s restaurant include those of Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, little, big-eyed, Natalie Wood, and debonair Edwardian Cary Grant.

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These are the Mamas and the Pa...

Jan 30, 2015 by

These are the Mamas The skinny blonde, model-looking one is Michelle — Michelle Phillips. The hefty one with the full-moon face and...

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NYC during the Great Blizzard ...

Jan 25, 2015 by

  The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe...

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The Bouvier-Kennedy wedding (1...

Sep 12, 2014 by

The wedding of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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Annie Oakley: Why women should...

Aug 23, 2014 by

There are number of reasons, in my opinion, why every lady who has the time, the means, and the opportunity should learn the use of firearms.

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Meet the Tattooed Lady (1909)

Aug 6, 2014 by

Gus Wagner is considered one of the first tattoo professionals, and sharing space with him on the marquee was his tattooed wife, Maud, who was at least as much of an attraction,

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Moon landing video & tran...

Jul 20, 2014 by

With more than half a billion people watching on television, Neil Armstrong climbs down the ladder and proclaims, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Kittens in silly storybook pos...

Jun 17, 2014 by

The book “Little Folks of Animal Land” by Harry Whittier Frees was released in 1915, and featured mostly kittens and puppies in various human scenarios. Take a look!

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