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Old-fashioned dentistry in the early 1900s had come a long way since the Wild West days, but, compared to what we have available in the 21st century, it might as well have been the Dark Ages. Take a look!
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.
Take a look at these modest old-fashioned swimsuits for men and women, seen on real beachgoers and early movie actresses, with many high-quality and colorized vintage photos!
Before air conditioning and refrigerators existed, here's how people managed to stay cool during the great New York heatwave of 1911.
Look back at the fun kids generations ago had on dangerous old playgrounds - with towering structures, fast spinners, rickety rides & other unsafe old-school play equipment.
These vintage selfies, several of which date back to the 1800s, prove that the desire to capture our own images has been around for a long time. Here's how people took self-portraits with old cameras long ago!
By the early 20th century, materials were more readily available to make picture jigsaw puzzles - and the novelties were soon found in households across the country.
Samuel Colt's Connecticut mansion also known as Armsmear, was built on a huge plot of land owned by the inventor of the famous gun. See what this grand and spacious Victorian home was like in its heyday!
What did old New York look like years ago, after night fell? Here's a peek at the 'city that never sleeps' as it appeared by the light of the moon, the stars... and the skyscrapers.
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.
Here are more 20 colorfully-illustrated vintage Memorial day postcards for the national American holiday originally known as Decoration Day. These patriotic antique cards are all from the early 1900s.
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.
Take a glimpse into what the famous old Macy's department store looked like just over a hundred years ago - and how it offered its customers a shopping experience like no other.
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!
Antique scrapbooks have been made for generations - each era having their own creative styles as well as unique subject matter. Here's a look back at how and what people were scrapping 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.
From the middle of the destruction after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, these detailed accounts of the damage were published in the city's newspaper the very next morning.
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.
Planning a wedding with a classic old-fashioned feel? Check out this collection of beautiful vintage wedding dresses from the first two decades of the 1900s!
Here, see what experts then were saying a century ago about how the height of women has changed over the years. They suggested that women were indeed growing taller - and modern data backs that up.
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.
Through this rare collection of photographs and other ephemera, see what New York's classically elegant old Ritz-Carlton Hotel was like once upon a time, starting when it opened in 1911.
Here is how some of the oldest American motorcars - the classic Maxwell automobiles, produced in New York - looked back around the turn of the century.
Onboard these old Deluxe Overland Limited trains, every hotel luxury could be found - including a barber shop, valet service, a library, buffet meals, a mens' clubroom, and a cafe dining car. Take a look!
What should you put in a hope chest? It's an old-fashioned tradition, so we tripped back 100 years to get these explanations of what they were for, and why they were such a big deal for women long ago.
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.
These charming vintage cottage home plans from 1910 show some small house styles that were popular in America just after the turn of the century.
The old-fashioned benefits of breastfeeding are many, no matter what century you're living in. Here's a look back at some of what experts were saying about nursing babies back in the early 1900s.
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.