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Explore how vintage drugstores and the pharmacy apothecary once sold not just tonics and elixirs, but also narcotics like cocaine & heroin with ease.
Cowboy boots are more than just footwear; they symbolize tradition, individuality, and the spirit of adventure. Have a look back at how the styles have evolved.
In the 1950s, the petticoat crinoline made a triumphant return to the fashion scene for skirts and dresses, with a bounce in its step and a swish in its sway.
The invention of the Ferris Wheel was a jaw-dropping innovation of its time! Find out the history of the Ferris Wheel ride we now know so well, plus see pictures of the HUGE first one.
Toby Jugs came to America in the 1700s and quickly became a favorite collectible. Check out these examples of the art form!
Many well-known serial killers don't quite compare to the exploits of Herman Webster Mudgett, alias Dr H H Holmes, perhaps one of the most fiendish mass murderers in American history. See diagrams of his infamous murder house, and images of his victims.
Millions know 'Say, Say, Oh Playmate' - also known as 'Playmate' - but few today know much about the rhyming song & hand clapping game. Find out more here!
Here are some fun ideas and recipes to give your July 4th holiday a truly retro vibe, plus a look back at the history of Independence Day!
What were really old cars like around 1900? Here, take a look back at some of the earliest automobiles that were on the market at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Before the advent of modern refrigeration, there was the charming, wooden icebox in the corner of the kitchen - the epicenter of cold storage from the mid-19th to early 20th century.
Have you ever marveled at the charm and character of antique secretary desks? Let's take a dive into the world of these stunning, multifunctional pieces!
Old streetcars (aka trolleys or trams) are more than just vintage transportation — they’re a window into our past. Streetcars helped shape American cities, and
Listen up: You might think our Victorian forebears did everything with grace and elegance, but have you considered that may be fake news? In reality, the dames of high society were basically just influencers.
From uprights to baby grands & more, these antique pianos are works of art!
Join us as we explore the fascinating history of George Washington's life – a true testament to the power of determination, leadership, and an unwavering belief in the potential of a young nation.
New York City's luxurious old Waldorf-Astoria hotel was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, it was considered the finest hotel in the world - and soon became the most famous, too.
As long as antique buttons have adorned our clothing and shoes, people have been collecting them. Made from a multitude of materials - from metal to bone, wood to plastic - buttons are miniature pieces of everyday history.
From suffragettes to scientists, activists, artists & leaders who paved the way for future generations, these women in history have played a key role in shaping our world.
Leland Stanford, Jr University in California - now known just as Stanford - was created to honor a young boy's death. His parents so grieved his loss, they put millions into creating a college in his name.
Have a look at beautiful vintage landscape photography featuring various natural wonders of the US -- as seen around the turn of the last century.
These beautiful Victorian Valentine's cards were carefully and creatively handcrafted, and were so much better than what you usually see today.
The man behind the famous Hell Gate Brewery, George Ehret, wasn't just a business success -- he was a success as a human. Find out more about his story!
Check out these vintage views of the downtown Seattle skyline to see how the city looked back from the 19th century through to the 21st!
Here's a look back at snow removal 100 years ago, so you can see how much work went into clearing cities after blizzards and other big winter storms.
In the world of modern technology, it's easy to take the humble typewriter completely for granted. But have you ever wondered who invented the typewriter - and how it introduced a new role for women in the workforce?
Marshall Pinckney Wilder was a hugely successful comedian during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Find out how the Homestead Act of 1862 helped shape American society in dramatic ways by playing a vital role in the settlement of vast US prairie lands.
Here are more than 100 colorful antique fabrics from right around the turn of the century - bright and bold vintage textiles that feature florals, tiny patterns, plaids, stripes, dots, paisley and other beautiful classic designs.
When Florence Nightingale died, tributes poured in from around the world -- including ones from American sources like this one.
If you've ever bought a pricey bottle of flavoring, you may have wondered: How can you make your own homemade extracts for less? It's probably a lot easier than you think.