These popular 1930s home styles & floor plans had classic and enduring charm
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These popular 1930s home styles & floor plans had classic and enduring charm
Step back in time and envision the distinct charm and timeless elegance of the defining 1930s home styles. Take a look back at more than 50 houses from the thirties here!
Antique iceboxes: What they were & how they worked their magic (1850s-1930s)
Before the advent of modern refrigeration, there was the charming, wooden icebox in the corner of the kitchen - the epicenter of cold storage from the mid-19th to early 20th century.
Retro refrigerators like these were the cutting-edge in the 1920s & 1930s
These retro refrigerators were a dream come true for homemakers. Take a look back at these old-fashioned kitchens and their cool appliances!
Vintage Mother’s Day cards like these were cute & cheerful
Here's a look back at some sweet vintage Mother's Day cards from the 20th century, including a few of the 240 million greeting cards for mom that were sold in just one year, back in 1959.
When the Martian invasion of ‘War of the Worlds’ was broadcast in 1938, it freaked everyone out
Panic followed an Orson Welles radio broadcast of the book 'War of the Worlds', during which armies and navies were wiped out right and left and the real radio audience was frightened as the actors pretended to be.
Antique pianos: Vintage grand pianos, spinets & more sensational instruments from the 20th century
From uprights to baby grands & more, these antique pianos are works of art!
Felix the Cat cartoon: How the world’s first famous feline charmed the world in the 1920s and beyond
Felix the Cat was a black and white cartoon character who first appeared on movie screens way back in 1919. Created by Pat Sullivan and
‘Dead Shot’ Mary Shanley: A talented 1930s NYPD officer you’ve probably never heard of
You’ve probably never even heard of her, but in her day, “Dead Shot” Mary Shanley was truly a legend. Shanley was a trailblazing female police
How cowboy actor Tom Mix gained fame on a horse, and lost his life in a car
Cowboy actor Tom Mix - the horse-riding hero of scores of western thrillers of the silent film era - left a lasting legacy after he died in a single-car crash on a highway detour in Arizona.
See glamorous young Joan Crawford showing her good side in the 20s & 30s
In the start, she was known just as a dancing girl - but then her acting career blossomed. Here is a look back at young Joan Crawford's career - and her fashionable clothes, too.
See vintage gaucho pants & culottes: These cute skirts were actually pants & so practical (1930s-1980s)
Both gaucho pants and culottes have a wide, flowing cut -- and that can make them look very similar at first glance. But there are some key differences!
Where did those sweet candy heart sayings come from? (1920s to present)
Everyone knows the pastel little Valentine's Day sweets that say Hug Me, Cutie and more. Where did those candy heart sayings come from? Look back here!
When was Prohibition, why was it even a thing – and why did the alcohol-free social experiment fail?
When was Prohibition and why didn't it work? Here's the story of how it not only didn't do what it intended, but introduced a cascade of other problems, too.
American cheese singles: What’s in them & the history of ‘processed cheese food product’
The square pieces of smooth, orange, slightly rubbery American cheese used to be the quintessential lunch food, showing up on everything from gooey grilled cheeses to baloney sandwiches. Here's a look at how they came to be!
7-Up history, plus find out the soda’s (terrible) original name
Looking back at 7-Up history, you can see that it's a testament to the lemon-lime soft drink's popularity that the brand could weather so many stumbling blocks - not the least of which included being introduced right before the Great Depression.
Find out who invented the typewriter and how this amazing 1800s invention ‘put women in business’
In the world of modern technology, it's easy to take the humble typewriter completely for granted. But have you ever wondered who invented the typewriter - and how it introduced a new role for women in the workforce?
Vintage travel posters: Captivating artwork featuring 50 fabulous places you could see by train or plane
Lithographed vintage travel posters like those shown here are now sometimes sold at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, but they began as ads for a burgeoning industry.
Old cigarette ads: These 18 TV & movie stars probably had some regrets
Back when smoking was considered not only cool, but somehow healthy, television and movie stars had no compunction about promoting the practice, as evidenced by the 18 celebs featured in these vintage cigarette ads.
Gorgeous 1930s dresses: Hollywood brought the razzle dazzle to this decade of fashion
When we look back on the 1930s, we think of a rather bleak decade that was largely defined by economic struggle and political upheaval. Believe it or not, however, a lot of fashion from this time was the very most in glamour and opulence.
24 vintage recipe boxes: Before food blogs & recipe apps, these compact organizers were a kitchen essential
Back when recipes were usually handwritten, vintage recipe boxes were a happy homemaker's most valued possession. Take a peek at some retro recipe holders here!
Vintage & retro-style shoes you can get now
If retro and vintage fashion are your thing, check out these seven fantastic styles of footwear styles from the past! Featuring laces, T-straps and buttons,
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.
Letters to Santa: Here’s what cute little kids in the 1930s asked Santa Claus to bring them for Christmas
We found a treasure trove of letters to Santa dating back to the 1930s (and they are adorable!). Come see what kids were asking for back in the day.
Chocolate chip cookies: Your ultimate guide to the best ever vintage recipes (1930s-2000)
We've collected some of the most well-known, classic versions of this vintage chocolate chip cookies. Which one will you bake today?
How X-ray shoe fittings used to really be a thing years ago
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...
Two beautiful built-in beds made the most of this small attic bedroom space
This cute and creative 1930s attic bedroom made the most of its space by incorporating custom-built canopy beds that fit perfectly under the eaves on each side.
Old-fashioned Grape Nuts stuffing recipes
Here's a look back at a few of the recipes for Grape Nuts stuffing - yes, made with the crunchy cereal - that have been published in magazines and newspapers over the years!
Check out the colorful history of Life Savers candy in this timeline (plus see a list of 30+ classic flavors)
The Life Savers candy brand has been around for more than a century! Here's a look back at how the little sweets with a hole became so popular, and the many flavors they have made over the years.
Dr Pepper history: How the famous soft drink made a big name for itself
The history of Dr Pepper is surprisingly long - starting back in the 1800s, in fact. Here's how the brand began and grew and grew to become one of the most popular soft drinks in the world.
The history of Tootsie Rolls, once America’s favorite candy (and Tootsie Pops, too)
The Tootsie Roll has a sweet legacy that started way back at the end of the 1800s, and continues to this day. From the early days, the unique chocolaty chewy candy was a huge favorite with kids. Find out more about them here!