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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!
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 are how some of the earliest 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.
Women have destroyed the beauty of their hands by trying to transform with the scissors the blunt, thick finger ends that belong on the practical or elementary hand into the dainty or tapering fingertips.
Mosey on over and meet William Cody, who was known in these parts for his Buffalo Bill's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World exhibitions. Yee haw!
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!
Gus Wagner, one of the first tattoo professionals, and with him on the circus sideshow marquee was his wife Maud Wagner, the famous Tattooed Woman.
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!
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!
Depending on how you count, between three and seven people died due to the very first Indianapolis motor car race back in 1909. Find out more here.
H G Wells interviewed civil rights leader Booker T Washington, and wrote: 'Every such man stands... fighting against foul imaginations, misrepresentations, injustice, insult, and the naive unspeakable meannesses of base antagonists.'
This article bids adieu to the man whose name countless millions of people have worn: the one and only Levi Strauss, creator of Levi's riveted denim blue jeans. Find out more about the man here.
The dance music of the Edison Phonograph is irresistible. It offers the most fascinating waltzes and spirited two-steps of the world's, great composers as well as the popular dance music of the hour.
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…