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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.
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!
When the old Victrola record players were first introduced, those turntables were some cutting-edge tech. Here's a look at the history of the famous Victor Talking Machines!
This first Piggly Wiggly went to Memphis, Tennessee in 1916. Not only was it the first PW shop, it was also the first self-service grocery store in the US. Look inside here!
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
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.
These classic gooseberry preserve recipes show you the old-fashioned ways to prepare and preserve these rare summer fruits.
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?
What did the Titanic ship look like inside? Check out several different Titanic cross-section views, and get an idea of the size and the layout of the doomed vessel.
See what it looked like inside the Titanic - the interiors of fancy lounges, dining rooms, first-class cabins and other luxurious delights - before the ship sunk to the ocean floor on her maiden voyage in 1912.
No doubt that several of these vintage hairstyles for women from the 1910s could be adapted for use today, and would look as elegantly stylish as ever. Take a look!
Early in the 20th century, people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
Books in a home once signaled that the residents were intelligent, worldly, and could afford to collect their favorite volumes. Look back at some vintage bookshelves from the past!
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
Are you ready for Halloween? A look back at some old-fashioned Halloween party tips from 1910, in the days when the holiday was more about gatherings than candy collection.
Get ready to remember some of the biggest thrills and chills from yesteryear, through these top vintage horror movies - great for Halloween or any time you want a little scare!
When the Titanic sank, it was the biggest ship in the world - and although the movie industry was still young, many cameras were able to cover the disaster. Here's a look.
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!
Years ago, in order to check out a book, there were specific systems in place for librarians. Here's a look back at vintage checkout cards & due date slips libraries used!
Antique weathervanes were made in almost every design and pattern. Horses, cows, deer, eagles, ships. roosters and even pigs were hammered in metal and used to register the direction of the wind.
Back when cheap Halloween party decor was a distant dream, people had to make their Halloween decorations the old-fashioned way: by getting creative. Ghoul School 1919 is now in session!
Cowboy actor and hero of scores of western thrillers of the silent film era, Tom Mix, was killed on a highway detour in Arizona. Here's what happened.
Starting in 1914, there was a lot of hype about Old Gilbert, Arizona, a little town near Phoenix: 'the fastest growing and most prosperous community in the Southwest." See how it's grown!
How did people celebrate the spookiest holiday many generations ago? Look here for some very vintage - but hauntingly creative - old-school Halloween party table decor ideas & menus!
Here is one theory about how the Liberty Bell was cracked, according to an old man who confessed to breaking the famous bell when he was just a boy.
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!
If you're looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out our collection of more than 100 classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
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