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Back in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire killed an estimated 200 to 300 people, destroyed more than three square miles of the city, and left 100,000 people homeless.
For the vintage Pompadour hairstyle from the turn of the century, the hair was arranged as to make the head a great fluffy mass, round like a globe - what they called 'a great ball of beauty.'
Iced Nesselrode Pudding, a chestnut-based chilled sweet, was considered to be very expensive, very fancy, very tasty -- and was, consequently, very popular during the Victorian era.
How to use washboards, wringers, manglers & other old-fashioned laundry equipment (1921) From The Cuba Daylight (Cuba, Kansas) April 22, 1921 Good equipment in the
Here, take a look back at old Lake Tahoe - the big, beautiful lake that has been a popular vacation spot for generations.
These vintage tips to identify antique silver come from the 1940s - and include diagrams, descriptions and photos of lots of vintage silverwork.
Look years back at teachers, students and old school classrooms from more than a century ago, and see what education was like back then.
Look back at what antique school supplies looked like back in the 1800s, along with popular teaching materials from the Victorian era!
Juneteenth is a celebration of Black freedom. The celebration fell out of favor for decades, and has made a couple of comebacks. Find out more here!
Even today, there are ships buried under downtown San Francisco that you might walk over, on land reclaimed from the Bay thanks to the Gold Rush.
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