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For generations, mail carriers and other postal workers have worked hard to bring us letters, magazines, packages and more. Here's a look at how they transported the mail long ago!
More than 100 years ago, see how antique baby carriages like these were styled with beautiful designs, made from wicker, metal and wood - sometimes embellished with wooden spindles and woven reeds.
The important events described here were the beginning of the end of the Civil War, though the official declaration was signed on May 10, 1865.
A look back: Some of the best buys in antique toys (from 1974) Article from American Home, December 1974 Antique toys are double-barreled delights. They
The history of Levi's jeans shows that the power of a really good idea - like super-durable clothing that people like to wear - can make for a business that stays strong for more than 160 years.
Gorgeous, graceful old-fashioned decorative iron porches & balconies, crafted from intricate metalwork, adorn many homes and other buildings in the Southern states. Here, take a look back at some stunning examples!
These idyllic scenes from old Atlantic City show the fancy hotels, beautiful boardwalk, busy beaches, and fashionable crowds - all part of why the city and the Jersey shore used to be one of the east coast's top vacation destinations.
Take a look back at these adorable antique baby portraits from the 1800s, captured in these pictures on cabinet cards, cartes des visite, and other antique photographic prints from long ago.
To a generation raised on instant mixes, old-fashioned chocolate pudding recipes like these may seem unnecessary. But considering the dessert's enduring allure, why not try a classic version?
Antique early American weathervanes shaped like horses, cows, deer, roosters, angels, ships and even fish were hammered in metal and used as much to decorate rooftops as to note the direction of the wind
Before photography, you could keep memories of loved ones close by getting portrait miniatures painted. Now they're highly-collectible antiques! Here's a look at some of this classic artwork.
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.
This is a detailed account of what would come to be known as The Battle of the Wilderness, which was the first battle of Grant’s
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. Here's how it went, and the winning time.
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 lads and gents who were out fighting during the hard years of the Civil War didn't just have battle plans on their minds. They were often bored and lonely, and looked for entertainment, news of home - and love - through letters.
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!
By looking back at these old Civil War recruitment posters & broadsides, you can see what was being offered to men as an incentive to sign up to fight in the Civil War -- and what exactly the leaders were looking for in troops back in the 1860s.
These vintage images of the 19th century San Francisco skyline vividly portray how the California city by the Bay changed over a few short decades in the 1800s. Take a look back at how the city grew and grew and grew.
All of these unidentified antique photos was taken in Ohio before the Civil War, but we will probably never know who any of the people in these old daguerreotypes were.
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.
This flip-over chair - in the original Hudson Valley version of the 1870s or a colorful adaptation - offers the fun of choosing between two seats with a quick flip of a finger.
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 Civil War wasn't going well for the Union in the early weeks of December 1861 - and it was going still worse for William Tecumseh Sherman. Find out why here.
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!