Live Aid concert videos (1985)

Jul 13, 2013 by

Feed the world The goal of the Live Aid concerts was to raise money to help relieve the ongoing famine in Ethiopia, and was organized...

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Vintage video game design: Ata...

Jul 6, 2013 by

Video game designers: Their work is all fun and games Fantasy: Your alarm rings. You wake up, shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and...

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San Francisco’s magnific...

Jun 16, 2013 by

The Baths: A great work of Adolph Sutro The Bath building stands somewhat north of the new Cliff House, and its entrance from Point...

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The Statue of Liberty unveiled...

May 22, 2013 by

Liberty Unveiled America Accepts the Gift of the French People A city afloat hid in fog And a Million or So of People Ashore Making...

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Yabba dabba doo! The Flintston...

May 15, 2013 by

“The Flintstones” was a half-hour animated sitcom that ran for six seasons, from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966. All...

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Vanning craze: Custom hangouts...

May 6, 2013 by

There’s no madness like nomadness They are named Phantom Flasher, Lazarus, The Red Onion, Chiquita Vanana, Vandal and such....

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San Francisco: The day after t...

Apr 18, 2013 by

It is incredible that with so much chaos and destruction around them, and from within a fire zone in the hours just after a 7.8...

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Fancy fruit & veg! Do-it-...

Mar 27, 2013 by

To a fine French chef, garnishes are indispensable, the bright and savory ornaments that dress up a meal in its final splendor and...

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Look what’s happening to...

Mar 21, 2013 by

Look what’s happening to prefabs! by Evan Frances and Joseph B Mason Will you ever forget Baby’s first faltering steps...

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Vintage Lip Lickers flavored l...

Mar 5, 2013 by

Girls who grew up in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s: Do you remember these little “Lip Lickers” brand of lip glosses that came in metal slide-top tins?

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San Francisco’s Cliff Ho...

Mar 4, 2013 by

One of several incarnations of the San Francisco landmark, this French Chateau version of the Cliff House — considered by many...

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The space house: Small-home de...

Mar 1, 2013 by

The space house A new concept in small-home planning by Joseph B Mason This luxury home — priced under $13,000 — fills...

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1958 Oldsmobile’s dramat...

Feb 20, 2013 by

Oldsmobile for 1958 will feature the dramatic new “mobile look” Highlights of the “mobile look” are styling...

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Live action plus animation in ...

Feb 18, 2013 by

Live action combined with animation in ‘Mary Poppins’ The technique of combining live-action photography with the...

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Are you a video game screen ge...

Feb 10, 2013 by

Are you a video game screen genius? Take the arcade screen test! How well do you know your video games? Sure, you play them all the...

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Street scenes: DC gets worst s...

Feb 7, 2013 by

The blanket of snow was heaviest today in the District of Columbia, with the fall recorded at 10 o’clock as an even two feet. At that time, it was still snowing and the Weather Bureau prediction was for a continuation of the fall through the day and into the night.

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10 Historic US post offices (e...

Feb 6, 2013 by

Take a look back to the United States Postal Service’s glory days around the turn of the century — when the post office...

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Music to your ears: Portable c...

Dec 25, 2012 by

Personal portables The electronic gift-of-the-year this Christmas is almost certain to be one of the new personal portable radio...

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At home with Lawrence Welk (19...

Dec 18, 2012 by

At home with Lawrence Welk by Jim Liston Lawrence Welk sat at the organ in his paneled study and let his fingers wander over the...

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Vintage & retro-style sho...

Nov 19, 2012 by

Vintage shoe styles for women If retro- and vintage-fashion are your thing, check out these seven fantastic styles of footwear styles...

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Ribbony Christmas crafts for y...

Nov 9, 2012 by

Ribbons for your curtains Carry a decorated-for-Christmas look to a window treatment with colorful satin-tone gift-wrapping ribbon....

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She’s figuring it out: L...

Oct 3, 2012 by

She’s figuring it out: Lisa Marie Presley by Nancy J Price To much of the world, she needs no introduction: Lisa Marie Presley,...

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Willy Wonka’s Chocolate ...

Sep 28, 2012 by

Willy’s Chocolate Factory is for all “With his wavy orange mane and glazed fish-green eyes, Gene Wilder conveys a...

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Lucy and the chocolate factory...

Sep 25, 2012 by

This classic scene from “Job Switching,” the first episode in season two of I Love Lucy, originally aired on September...

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Few thought ‘The Waltons...

Sep 25, 2012 by

Few thought The Waltons could succeed by Jerry Franken It’s all so different now, as compared to then. “Then” was a...

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George Burns: Life with Gracie...

Sep 21, 2012 by

Peace at any price, pleads Gracie Allen’s spouse What a woman! What a world! What a headache! Moans husband of...

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MTV Music Television started t...

Sep 18, 2012 by

Warner Amex pioneers cable music channel Warner Amex Satellite Entertainment Co., already a pioneer in cable TV with ventures like...

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The Hamptons: Color images of ...

Sep 5, 2012 by

These photos show how the gardens at Gray Gardens — located on the sweetly-named Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton, New York...

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The evolution of telephones: 1...

Sep 3, 2012 by

Telephones through the years How many of ’em can you remember? “Some of the old-timers must look pretty strange to you....

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27 wood trim ideas for the fro...

Sep 1, 2012 by

Porches will never be the same … once you discover the whimsical charm of the carpenter’s art From the richly ornamental...

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146 die in Triangle Shirtwaist...

Aug 29, 2012 by

To this day, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25, 1911, remains the deadliest industrial disaster in the...

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Neil Armstrong: A giant leap f...

Aug 25, 2012 by

When Neil Armstrong made his “small step” on to the moon on July 20, 1969, he did more than just fulfill President...

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Lillie Langtry: The scandalous...

Aug 24, 2012 by

The scandalous Jersey Lily New book tells dazzling story of beautiful Mrs Langtry, British actress who won Prince of Wales’...

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Collecting vintage & anti...

Aug 21, 2012 by

Buttons, buttons, everywhere If you own a button box, you have the start of one of the most popular hobbies and — very likely...

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Festive carousel kitchen in tu...

Aug 21, 2012 by

Party-perfect & festive Florida kitchen A festive carousel makes this kitchen party-perfect all the time. The original island...

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WWII military aircraft news &#...

Aug 17, 2012 by

Quick facts for air-minded readers 10 planes an hour — It is estimated that US aircraft manufacturers are now turning out...

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A penny-farthing bicycle race ...

Aug 15, 2012 by

The coming Niagara Falls meet of the LAW The championship contests — Nine of them will be ridden and records will probably drop...

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Forgotten relics of NYC’...

Aug 11, 2012 by

All of the illustrations included below accompanied the original newspaper article — but the copies were grainy and of poor...

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Discomania: Saturday Night Fev...

Aug 9, 2012 by

The first film to exploit the latest disco craze, it stars a hot TV personality, John Travolta, and features a sound track overcrowded with highly pluggable Bee Gees songs.

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