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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!
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.'
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
Many of today’s Halloween costumes and the tales of pirate treasure we all know can be traced back to the life and times of the very real person, Captain Kidd. But where is his treasure?
In Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #1: Early American Automobiles (1895-1919), see dozens of classic car brands dating back to the late Victorian age, including Buick, Cadillac, Chalmers, Chandler, Cole, Davis, Ford, Overland, Packard, Pierce Arrow, Rambler, Stoddard-Dayton and Studebaker.
It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about somewhere like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s saloon/restaurant. How much more could there be left to learn about a piece of living history?
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.
New York City's luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, it was considered the finest hotel in the world - and soon became the most famous, too.
Long before automatic washing machines, people had to wash their clothes the old-fashioned way - using vintage washboards, tubs, hand scrubbing, and things called manglers. Here's how they did it.
A look back: Some of the best buys in antique toys Article from American Home, December 1974 Antique toys are double-barreled delights. They arouse pleasant
What's the history of golf balls? The first ones were made of leather of untanned bull's hide - but golf balls have changed a lot over the years. Here's a look!
On the top of one of the taller buildings of the time, the Hotel Majestic's roof garden was where the elite partied back around the turn of the century.
Labor Day is unlike many other patriotic holidays, as it glorifies no armed conflicts or battles of man's prowess over man. Here's a look back at the history of Labor Day.
For the vintage Pompadour hairstyle from the turn of the century, the hair was arranged as to make the head a great fluffy mass, round like a globe - what they called 'a great ball of beauty.'
The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 - the deadliest natural disaster in United States history - after which floods swept thousands of people to their death, and many more left homeless as millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed.
Even astronomers were wondering if Halley Comet in 1910 would live up to the spectacular sky shows it had given on its previous 75-year cycles. They weren't disappointed.
Here is a collection of tips from the past, for researching your past - namely, how to start a genealogical record for your family. Get ideas for tracking down your ancestry here!
Here's a selection of vintage 4th of July postcards to celebrate Independence Day, all dating back to the first two decades of the 20th century!
These vintage tips to identify antique silver come from the 1940s - and include diagrams, descriptions and photos of lots of vintage silverwork.
Look years back at teachers, students and old school classrooms from more than a century ago, and see what education was like back then.
Look back at what antique school supplies looked like back in the 1800s, along with popular teaching materials from the Victorian era!
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.
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