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These 17 amazing women in history changed the game for generations to come
From suffragettes to scientists, activists, artists & leaders who paved the way for future generations, these women in history have played a key role in shaping our world.
17 antique & vintage St Patrick’s Day postcards from the 1900s – Erin go bragh!
Here, see a collection of antique & vintage St Patrick's Day postcards -- sweet little hello notes people sent to each other a century ago!
Stanford University history: How Leland Stanford Jr tragically inspired a renowned institution, plus over 40 old photos
Leland Stanford, Jr University in California - now known just as Stanford - was created to honor a young boy's death. His parents so grieved his loss, they put millions into creating a college in his name.
The natural wonders of the US seen in this vintage landscape photography are just as breathtaking today (circa 1900)
Have a look at beautiful vintage landscape photography featuring various natural wonders of the US -- as seen around the turn of the last century.
43 sweet vintage Valentine’s Day cards from the early 1900s
Here's a sweet selection of vintage Valentine's Day cards - little love notes people sent to each other by the millions around the early part of the 20th century.
The story of George Ehret & his famous old Hell Gate Brewery is sadder than we ever expected
The man behind the famous Hell Gate Brewery, George Ehret, wasn't just a business success -- he was a success as a human. Find out more about his story!
Snow removal 100 years ago: See how they did it without modern-day tools
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.
The life & humor of vaudeville comedian Marshall Pinckney Wilder
Marshall Pinckney Wilder was a hugely successful comedian during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The 1862 Homestead Act: How it transformed America & changed our society forever
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.
These antique fabrics from the 1890s & early 1900s are unexpectedly bright & colorful
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.
Florence Nightingale’s inspiring life as the founder of modern nursing was one long sacrifice (1820-1910)
When Florence Nightingale died, tributes poured in from around the world -- including ones from American sources like this one.
This extraordinary color photography from the early 1900s brings history to life
Find out how some of the earliest color photography was created using potato starch!
How to make homemade extracts & candy flavoring the old-fashioned way
If you've ever bought a pricey bottle of flavoring, you may have wondered: How can you make your own homemade extracts for less? It's probably a lot easier than you think.
The $2 bill: Can you still spend a two-dollar bill? Why do they even exist? Find out here!
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 from the 1890s-1930s: Come one, come all to the greatest shows on earth!
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!
See the lavish Theophilus Conrad-Caldwell mansion in Old Louisville
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.
After modern concrete was invented in the 1800s, the world was never be the same again
From the Pantheon to skyscrapers: Modern concrete rises through the ages Concrete is one of the most versatile construction and design products available — one
The original Baker’s one-bowl brownies recipe (1994)
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.
Happy New Year! A look back at 40 elegant vintage postcards
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!
12 amazing old indoor swimming pools that will make you want to dive right in
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!
Festive Christmas table settings: Ideas for holiday tables with retro style (1900s-1990s)
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.
See amazing pictures of elegant old Pasadena, California, from the days before cars
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.
The most stylish vintage hats from the 1900s: What fashionable women were wearing at the turn of the century
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.
See how vintage drugstores 100 years ago sold lots of things you can’t (legally) buy anymore
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.
Remember old-fashioned striped outdoor tents & cabanas? Take a look back!
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.
How to throw a formal dinner party, Edwardian-style (1905)
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.
Heat wave! How people had to stay cool & cope with hot weather 100+ years ago
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!
See amazing photos of old Atlantic City, New Jersey – a beautiful & popular vacation destination 100 years ago
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 is a Craftsman house? See exteriors of more than 70 classic Stickley-style homes
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’s how to have a festive 4th of July with a vintage vibe!
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!