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Back in the 1920s, footwear manufacturers and merchants decided that X-ray shoe fittings could bring in lots of customers - people who would be thrilled to let a recent scientific advance help them find the perfect shoe. There was just a little problem...
If you have ever thought that 1920s shoes for women were pretty much all the same, think again! There was practically a shoe style revolution between WWI and the Great Depression. Take a look here.
The basic concept hasn't changed much in 100 years, but vintage Erector Sets like these are still popular, still inspiring creativity, and still being used to build everything from mini roller coasters to motorized robots.
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.
Gorgeous, graceful old-fashioned decorative iron porches & balconies, crafted from intricate metalwork, adorn many homes and other buildings in the Southern states. Here, take a look back at some stunning examples!
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.
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.
The word 'flapper' as used today in reference to a woman from the 1920s, has a much broader definition than how the term was originally used. So what is a flapper, then? Find out here.
Although the most popular vintage 1920s hairstyles were dominated by the bob cut, there were lots of different ways to style bobbed hair. Here's a look back at short and long haircuts (plus old-fashioned styling tips) from the flapper era!
If you don't know your dingledangler from your Kluck from your zoozer, you'll want to know this Flapper slang from the 1920s!
Here, see two articles from the twenties about old-fashioned train & travel etiquette from the 1920s. They as much tell people what to do as what not to do when traveling the country by railroad.
Who invented television? Unfortunately for anyone looking for a quick answer, the first TV sets weren't made by one single person -- there were several inventors who were incredibly important to its creation and evolution. Here's a look!
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!
Antique early American weathervanes shaped like horses, cows, deer, roosters, angels, ships and even fish were hammered in metal and used as much to decorate rooftops as to note the direction of the wind
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.
Why was Greta Garbo America's highest-paid film star in the 1930s? A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Garbo was one of the most popular actresses of the era. See what she was all about here.
These gorgeous spring and summer fashions from 1922 show how beautifully-made women's clothing was back in the 1920s. Take a peek at these full-color images that were published in 1922.
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've ever wondered what it might have been like to walk the streets of a major US city a century ago, here, take a peek at the streets of old Washington DC as they were back in the twenties.
These gorgeous winter fashions from 1922 show how beautifully-made women's clothing was back in the 1920s. Take a peek at these full-color images that were published in 1922.
Back in 1920, lots of people - including media and leading scientists - thought there was an active society on Mars, and that the Martians wanted to talk to us. Find out why they believe that here.
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!
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 #2: Vintage 1920s Automobiles (1920-1929), find dozens of classic car brands dating back to the Twenties, including Chandler, Pontiac, Chrysler, Nash, Hupmobile, Franklin, Dodge, Overland, Elcar and Ford.
In our book, Vintage Women Coloring Book #7: Fashion Layouts from the Early 1920s, you will find 43 coloring pages with more than 180 different examples of outfits popular during the twenties.
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?
Step back and time and enjoy these charmingly vintage Christmas scenes celebrations from the 1940s through the 1970s.
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!