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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...
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.
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 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!
Having trouble figuring out the best colors for a dining room? We have some ideas for you, based on some great vintage home decor styles.
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.
Have you ever wondered where products like Formula 409, 7-Up, WD-40 and Preparation H got those famous vintage brand names? Find out here.
Can you imagine life before bubble gum? Here's a brief history of vintage gum brands in the US!
This vintage bedroom decor from the 1930s - which could have been for a guest bedroom or a mother-in-law's suite - had decor elements unique to that decade: an intersection of art deco style and modern decor.
100 years ago, public swimming pools were vital for summer survival After the concept of public baths faded from favor, but before post-war homeowners started
Baby Ruth candy bars - and even Baby Ruth gum - were among the most popular sweets back in the day. Right here, take a look at more than 50 years of the history of the brand.
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.
Chocolate milk has been loved by kids - and, yes, adults! - since at least the 1920s. Here's a look back at some vintage chocolate milk brands that have hit supermarkets over the years - some of which you know, but many more than have been lost to time.
Here's how this bold and beautiful art deco living room decor was created inside the opulent East 57th Street apartment of 1930s writer Katharine Brush.
This wood-paneled 1940s house was held up as a fine example of the maturing character of American Modern architecture. It used no line or material that was not necessary.
In this dramatic vintage 1930s dining room , the eyecatching starburst stripes of the silver and black linoleum flooring led outward, while the hint of a garden outside the window led still outward to more open space.
As space and simplicity were the goals of this 1930s upscale modern living room, located in an apartment on Park Avenue in New York City, the designer created a color scheme mostly in slate blue.
Starting around the end of the 19th century, there was a war fought not with guns and sharp knives, but with food coloring and butter knives. It was the great battle of Butter vs Margarine: Yellow vs White.
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.
This cozy vintage living room decor from the late 1930s/early 1940s featured the kind of clean, crisp lines popular in early modern decor.
This beautiful vintage 1930s green and white entry hall arch is reflected by a mirror, which was placed in a second archway set into the wall opposite.
Radiant as an April morning, this 1930s guest bedroom extended a warm welcome with shades of coral pink and shimmering silver fabric.
Have a peek inside one of the private dining rooms at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, as seen back in the 1930s.
The bright and bold bursts of color used in this 1930s celebrity home helped make this pink & white vintage living room really stand out.
These vintage glass screen dividers, brilliantly decorated with undersea motifs, offered a beautiful and creative way to visually expand this space without adding a lot of weight.
Take a look at these examples of old-fashioned bathroom tile style in one beautifully decorative bathroom from the 1930s.
As many blues as the waters of the Caribbean was the color treatment of the beautiful 1930s drawing room shown here - a symphony in subtle blues and jade green.
When the sun was shining and glimmering off the beaded glass curtains in this arched window, it almost looked like the entrance to a magical place.
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!
We discovered these 22 amazing old pictures of some of the most gorgeous historical hotel lobbies from across the US. Have a scroll and step back in time with us to a more elegant era!