The real death of a cheerleade...

Jul 19, 2012 by

Although the story below was published in Ladies’ Home Journal — and was the topic of the 1994 made-for-TV movie...

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Disneyland opens (1955)

Jul 17, 2012 by

When Southern California’s Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, not only were there thousands of kids and their parents in...

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American Home of the year (197...

Jul 9, 2012 by

A compact package superbly & neatly designed by Evan Frances, A.I.D. Denver homemakers wanted both elegance and practicality,...

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100 years hence (1906)

Jul 8, 2012 by

A 21-year-old reporter and writer from Massachusetts wrote this article in 1906, speculating about what the world may well be like in...

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1958 Chevrolet convertibles &#...

Jul 5, 2012 by

Bel Air Sport Coupe Your pride will perk up whenever you’re seen in your ’58 Chevrolet. One look at those low,...

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Our heaven-born banner & ...

Jul 4, 2012 by

Our heaven born banner This is a pro-Union patriotic print, evidently based on Frederic Edwin Church’s small oil painting...

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Genealogy: How to find a grand...

Jul 3, 2012 by

How to find a grandpapa by Diana Crossways Search should be conducted in a methodical manner Ancestors are in fashion, and here are...

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Berra, Mantle & Hope prod...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Yogi Berra for Kraft Yogi Berra really goes for Kraft’s new Italian Dressing. “For me, it’s got everything… sure...

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The Space Shuttle program laun...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Now retired after a thirty year career, NASA’s space shuttle fleet has gone from making history to becoming a part of it. For...

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The future of home cooling (19...

Jun 26, 2012 by

Freezing air for hot homes Cooling by electric power from ordinary electric-light wires looks like the real hope. Yet another of the...

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The field of glory: CusterR...

Jun 25, 2012 by

“On the field of glory” Custer, whom Grant attempted to disgrace, dies like a brave soldier, at the head of his column...

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War of 1812: A trick on the Br...

Jun 25, 2012 by

A trick of war A correspondent of the of the New York Dispatch says that during the War of 1812 he accidentally got possession of...

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Frozen passion: Soda pop ice c...

Jun 21, 2012 by

Freeze your favorite soda pop into this crazy, new dessert Gone on Grape? Crazy for Cola? Batty about Birch? Whatever your soda pop...

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Stitch a folk-fest patchwork (...

Jun 13, 2012 by

Stitch a folk-fest patchwork Celebrate (the you-know-what! [the Bicentennial]) by setting a table with an “America,...

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Airplane emergency info bookle...

Jun 12, 2012 by

This little pamphlet was given to passengers onboard Pan Am’s double-decker “Strato” clipper propeller-driven...

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Get the vacation spirit (1918)

May 29, 2012 by

The person who toils for years without any “time off” is is foolish indeed. All work and no play is a mighty poor rule to go by, and people who think along those lines will, when it is too late, have to admit that theirs was a positively wrong view to entertain.

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San Francisco’s Golden G...

May 26, 2012 by

Golden Gate bridge opened Thousands rush across giant span that cost $35,000,000 to construct The bridge that “couldn’t...

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A 1950s home tour

May 24, 2012 by

I don’t know why this older couple — my great-grandparents, in fact — had these photos taken of their home in the...

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Indianapolis 500 & Bill V...

May 8, 2012 by

“The Fresno Flash,” Bill Vukovich, came in to the 1955 Indianapolis 500 as the clear favorite to become the first ever...

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How we will finally reach the ...

May 7, 2012 by

A gun with the propulsive power of the Simpson invention, having the muzzle velocity claimed for it, overcomes the chief hindrance to mortal invasion of the moon.

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Oh, the humanity: The Hindenbu...

May 6, 2012 by

The German airship took only a minute to burn, but that moment was enough to etch the image of that fiery Zeppelin onto the minds of millions around the world. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.

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Video of Los Angeles in the fi...

May 5, 2012 by

Los Angeles, 1950s-style Take a retro peek back at the Los Angeles area of yesteryear! In addition to the huge cars (plus the Ford...

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Edison says: People who work m...

May 3, 2012 by

By Mary Boyle O’Reilly Orange, NJ — August 30, 1913 I have just come from a visit with Thomas A Edison — a visit to...

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Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Apr 25, 2012 by

Here are six colorfully illustrated Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration day — postcards from the early 1900s,...

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The Wright Brothers: Aerial na...

Apr 25, 2012 by

by Malcolm McDowell Author of “Shop Talk on the Wonders of the Crafts“ When the flying machine built by Wilbur and...

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Dick Clark: This Is Your Life ...

Apr 18, 2012 by

New York-born Dick Clark, the pioneering powerhouse in the music and TV industries, was best known to the world for his show American Bandstand, and for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

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Titanic newsreel with authenti...

Apr 10, 2012 by

Titanic on film This is film footage from 1912 that was incorporated into a newsreel to show to moviegoers shortly after the Titanic...

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Titanic: Ocean mistress conque...

Apr 7, 2012 by

Beneath words “Titanic sank” is the tale of a tragedy that gave birth to heroism and cowardice: Greatest of leviathans went to oblivion in 100 minutes

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About the new invention: Photo...

Mar 22, 2012 by

It’s hard to imagine that there was actually a time when the word “camera” was so new, it had to be written inside...

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Exploding the myths of Captain...

Mar 21, 2012 by

Many of today’s Halloween costumes and the tales of buried pirate treasure we all know can be traced back to the life and times of Captain William Kidd.

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Under San Francisco lies a bur...

Mar 11, 2012 by

Under San Francisco lies a buried fleet Where store ships and water lot markers rest today, with skyscrapers as monuments above their...

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Saved from the Titanic: A woma...

Mar 5, 2012 by

This dramatic and compelling first-person account of the Titanic’s demise and some of the passengers’ rescue shares many...

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How far back can you trace you...

Jan 23, 2012 by

How far back can you trace your family tree? A Crusader in your past? A bank robber? Join the great ancestor hunt By John I Stewart A...

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First account of Jesse James&#...

Jan 11, 2012 by

Details of the assassination of the bandit chief and outlaw

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Knit the Kenilworth sweater (1...

Jan 9, 2012 by

The Fleisher yarn company didn’t just pitch you their yarns in their ad campaigns — they showed you, in detail, what you...

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A video tour around San Franci...

Jan 8, 2012 by

This 21-minute video gives a fascinating and fantastic overview of San Francisco as it was in the mid-1950s, and highlights everything from the Cliff House to Fisherman’s Wharf.

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St Patrick’s Day postcar...

Jan 5, 2012 by

Here is a selection of holiday postcards for St Patrick’s Day. They’re all from the year 1909, which, from our research,...

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How to make sauces (1910)

Jan 2, 2012 by

How to make sauces Sauce making is next to salad making, and the woman not skillful in this bit of culinary work is losing every day,...

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Start a genealogical record fo...

Jan 2, 2012 by

Valuable suggestions for keeping the much-needed record of family affairs A pretty young woman, in a fresh black gown, stood the...

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