A look back at the fashion tre...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Astronauts, adolescents set fashions during soaring ’60s By Helen Hennessy Whether a current fashion is a calico look or a...

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Big rings: More punch than pri...

Aug 12, 2016 by

Big rings: New whoppers have more punch than price In jewelry, intrinsic value does not always coincide with fashion. The display...

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Look who’s doin’ t...

Aug 7, 2016 by

N.Y. becomes Twistin’ Town U.S.A. as dance fad grows New York – This city has turned into a twistin’ town. The...

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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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44 full-color fall & wint...

Apr 11, 2016 by

Here are six full-color fashion layouts — with 44 different outfits — as published in The Delineator during 1922. While...

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62 full-color summer fashions ...

Apr 3, 2016 by

Here are six full-color fashion layouts – with 44 different outfits – as published in The Delineator during the summer of 1922!

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Smell this! 50+ vintage scratc...

Nov 6, 2015 by

How many of these cool old scratch-n-sniff stickers do you remember?

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Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in...

Jun 17, 2015 by

Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in the ’80s Fanzines emphasize the negative side of everything, but still manage to be witty and...

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Fashion fad of the seventies: ...

Apr 17, 2015 by

Hot pants: A short but happy career At first, it seemed depressingly probable that legs would disappear under prim and dowdy-looking...

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Are you wearing gilded or deco...

Jan 7, 2015 by

Decorate your fingernails if you would be up to snuff Are you wearing gilded or decorated nails? We are not kidding, but talking the...

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Lava Lite: They’re like ...

Jul 16, 2014 by

The “in” gift of the year! Lava Lite is so unusual it defies description! You’ll want several! Beautiful! New! Exotic! Fascinating! Intriguing!

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Recap of the first Boston Mara...

Apr 15, 2014 by

Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.

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Rainbow eyes are the latest Ho...

Mar 12, 2014 by

Rainbow eyes are the latest fad in Cinema City today Hollywood and Grapevine: Rush for the paint pots, gals, and get your rainbow...

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The hottest novelty item of 19...

Feb 18, 2014 by

You’re not considered ‘in’ in some circles if you don’t have a rock for a pet. And now, for only $4, the perfect pet can be yours – if you don’t mind taking a rock for a walk.

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An eighties sticker collection...

Feb 5, 2014 by

Stuck on stickers Stickers have been around for a long time. They used to be called seals. You had to lick ’em to stick...

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Collectors getting stuck on st...

Feb 5, 2014 by

Collectors getting stuck on stickers by Janet Carl of The State Journal In the beginning, there were stars — gold stars. They...

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Latest fashion: The pantalette...

Sep 15, 2013 by

Here it is again: The pantalette – they are wearing ’em, too Don’t be shocked, girls. They are pantalettes, and...

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Cocaine as a cure-all (1885)

Sep 7, 2013 by

Cocaine as a cure-all The seed of caution in the application of so powerful an agent Cocaine is becoming one of the popular remedies...

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Sixteen covers of 16 magazine ...

Sep 3, 2013 by

Take a trip down memory lane and browse this virtual newsstands to remember who was hot (at least in the hearts of teen girls) during...

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Bobbed hair: Here to stay? (19...

Apr 5, 2013 by

Bobbed hair – is it here to stay? by Jean Van Evera The furor has almost been forgotten, but not so long ago a woman’s...

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How to Hula Hoop (1969)

Mar 8, 2013 by

How to Hula Hoop Hula Hoop instruction sheet 1. Hold Hula Hoop tightly against your back. 2. Start Hula Hoop circling with fast...

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8 rules of the vampire, per Dr...

Aug 13, 2012 by

More than 100 years before people started wondering why the vampires of Twilight sparkled in the sunlight, there were other questions...

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Chubby Checker does the Twist ...

Jul 20, 2012 by

In the 1960s, it seems like a new dance craze sparked up each week — the Watusi, the Mashed Potato, and so on. The one that started it all, however, was the Twist.

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The picture jigsaw puzzle fad ...

Jul 19, 2012 by

The honor of inventing the jigsaw puzzles is said to fall to British mapmaker John Spilsbury, who created the first such puzzle in...

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The new King Tut sandal (1923)

May 3, 2012 by

Get your sandals — fit for a Pharaoh! The Tut Sandal, named after the famous king Tutankhamen, is the latest in feminine...

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Flat living is just a fad (190...

Apr 9, 2012 by

Flat living a fad Alfred Vanderbilt and his wife set the pace All those persons who have lived in apartments when they were not...

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The postal card fad (1901)

Mar 16, 2012 by

The postal card fad Quite the latest caper is to follow your friends about Europe. It may sound a bit difficult at first, but in...

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Marathon craze just a revival,...

Jan 17, 2012 by

Marathon craze just a revival, say old-timers like Lantry Long distance and go-as-you-please races were all the rage in the early...

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