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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.
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.
Find out how some of the earliest color photography was created using potato starch!
Considering that people typically love money, the $2 bill has been ridiculously unpopular. Here's a look at how it came to be, and why it's one of the rarest US currency notes.
Vintage circus posters are a fantastic way to get a glimpse into the world of the old-fashioned circus and all the excitement it offered!
The magnificent Conrad-Caldwell mansion - also known as the Theophilus Conrad house - in Louisville, Kentucky, was completed in 1895, and was a luxurious home with detailed stonework and woodwork.
From the Pantheon to skyscrapers: Modern concrete rises through the ages Concrete is one of the most versatile construction and design products available — one
This easy 1990s recipe for Baker's one-bowl brownies uses just 7 ingredients: chocolate, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, and walnuts. They combine to make a fudgy homemade dessert that's absolutely delicious.
Take a look back in time at some vintage postcards sent by people in the first two decades of the 1900s to wish friends and family a happy new year!
It's incredible to see how awesome -- in size, in design, in popularity -- old-fashioned indoor swimming pools could be. Here, take a look at 10 gorgeous pools from days gone by!
With a little thought and care - plus the inspiration of these lush holiday table settings of yore - you can create unforgettably nostalgic Christmas table settings that will be remembered for years to come.
When you scroll through these wonderful pictures of old Pasadena from around the turn of the century, you can practically imagine strolling these elegant tree-lined streets, and seeing Victorian mansions, schools and libraries up close.
Look back more than 100 years to see how women wore some popular vintage hats from the early 1900s, and you will get an idea of just how important they were to society back in the day.
Here are some things you could buy at vintage drugstores - including many dangerous and strange things that you won't find anywhere today, but were popular in markets during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
As charmingly retro as they seem, small striped outdoor tents (also called palmetto or lawn tents) were nothing new in the 1960s and 1970s -- in fact, they have been used for centuries.
Want to host a throwback celebration, with ideas straight out of the early 1900s? Here's a menu describing each of the fourteen courses served at a formal dinner party, plus other hosting tips for an event with true Edwardian style.
Before air conditioning and refrigerators existed, see some of the ways people managed to stay cool during the great New York heat wave of 1911!
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.
What was a classic Craftsman house like - and what made it unique? Find out more here about this vintage architectural style and its founder, Gustav Stickley - plus see more than 70 old examples of this iconic design.
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!
There’s so much *story* packed into the history of the American flag & how its design adapted over nearly 200 years -- in step with the evolution of our union.
The insights and inventions of Dr George Washington Carver - which he gave freely to the world - revolutionized the South, and helped millions out of poverty.
100 years ago, public swimming pools were vital for summer survival After the concept of public baths faded from favor, but before post-war homeowners started
Here is a collection of 24 colorful vintage Easter cards from the early twentieth century!
Here, see a collection of antique & vintage St Patrick's Day postcards -- sweet little hello notes people sent to each other a century ago!
Check out some original 'Wizard of Oz' cast photos from 1903, and see if you don't think the characters seem creepy — maybe even a little bit ghoulish.
The White House in the early 1900s showed off President Teddy Roosevelt's renovations, updating it for the 20th century. Here's a look back at the mansion, inside and out, in high-resolution photos, plus detailed descriptions of the rooms.