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Check out this collection of beautiful antique Victorian fireplaces - detailed mantels and classic grates - with an elegant style to suit homes of the late 1800s.
As long as antique & vintage 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.
Annie Oakley wasn't just the best female sharpshooter - she was THE best. She once sent a shot right through the bullseye, then someone bet she couldn't shoot through the hole she had just made. Guess what happened next?
The Apotheosis of Washington fresco was added to Washington DC's Capitol Dome by artist Constantino Brumidi during the Civil War. He started the job when he was nearly 60 years old. See it here!
No words could so vividly portray the way the 19th century San Francisco skyline changed over a few short decades. Take a look back!
With this book, you can color in 44 classic Victorian houses from the 1880s and 1890s, when many elaborately-decorated homes were built in America. See what's inside!
It took years to complete the Statue of Liberty construction - and it wasn't easy! Look behind the scenes into how it was done, plus close-up shots from renovations.
San Francisco's great old Sutro Baths was a huge structure with several enormous swimming pools, viewing galleries, museums and more, right next to the Golden Gate. See inside the Victorian marvel here!
Look at some of the loveliest old Victorian hairstyles for women, from back when they were called coiffures, and when getting the perfectly elegant look took hours to manage.
If you have a pair of vintage gloves - or even a new pair - and want to know the best way to care for these delicate and elegant classic accessories, this article is for you!
The lie that followed famed Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman to the grave (1961) By Merton T. Akers – Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, New
If you've been on social media and have been seeing the term 'sea shanties' a lot lately, get the basics here about these old songs that have been around for centuries.
More than 100 years ago, Victorian corsets were practically required for women - to emphasize certain parts of the body, and to minimize others. Here's a look back to what ladies back then were wearing!
Edward Jenner, the discoverer of vaccination - including the smallpox vaccine - and one of the greatest benefactors of the human race, performed his first test experiment in 1796.
Here is an assortment of vintage drugstore products - many strange ones that you won't find anywhere today, but were popular in markets nationwide in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Something Old: Vintage Wedding Dress Fashion Look Book is a collection of more than 300 images, documenting over a century of bridal fashions from the Western world. Find details about everything that went into preparing a bride for her walk down the aisle -- from the tiara on her head to the toe of her shoe
In Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #1: Early American Automobiles (1895-1919), see dozens of classic car brands dating back to the late Victorian age, including Buick, Cadillac, Chalmers, Chandler, Cole, Davis, Ford, Overland, Packard, Pierce Arrow, Rambler, Stoddard-Dayton and Studebaker.
Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 coloring pages showing full-length fashion plates of tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era -- specifically, 1895 to 1899.
In Victorian Fashion Scenes from the Late 1800s, find 47 coloring pages showing more than 80 different examples of the tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era.
There have been tales of what happened at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota in 1890. Here, see original vintage news reports of the battle, plus a historical review of the events from 1976.;
Here's a look back at 100 years of vintage Fostoria glass - from candelabra to stemware, in clear crystal or a rainbow of colorful hues - that people have been using and collecting for generations.
It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about somewhere like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s saloon/restaurant. How much more could there be left to learn about a piece of living history?
Whether plain or fancy, antique kerosene lamps like these were more than home decor - they made it possible for people to work and play late into the night. Find out more here!
What did the stylish, trendsetting women of the late Victorian age wear? Take a look back here at antique women's clothing from 1890, courtesy of the old Bloomingdale's and H. O'Neill and Company catalogs.
From the era before electricity, automobiles and radio come these very old-fashioned recipes for Victorian Christmas side dishes. Get a taste of the holidays, 1800s-style!
Anyone visiting a county fair in the 1890s was likely to bring home a piece of ruby glass as a souvenir. They once sold for a song, and now are finds you'll treasure.
Here Come The Brides was an hour-long comedy/Western TV series set in Seattle in the 1870s about a family of loggers who brought in 100 women as potential brides. The show launched Bobby Sherman and David Soul as teen idols.
Did Coca-Cola once have cocaine in it? Amazingly, yes. Originally marketed as a health drink when it debuted in the 1880s, Coca-Cola was said to cure everything from a migraine (aka "sick headache") to physical exhaustion to depression.
New York City's luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria 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.
See what it looked like during President Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address speech, plus eyewitness accounts, analysis, full text & and a handwritten copy of the speech.
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