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'Magic Touch' vintage metal ice cube trays were hugely popular in the '40s, '50s & '60s because they let you easily release your ice without smashing it up.
Take a look back at all kinds of American WWII military medals, decorations, shoulder insignia and other Army and Navy honors from the 1940s and earlier.
If you look back at old home photos and these vintage sculptured and textured carpets were seen - three-dimensional carved or twisted patterns - you can pretty much bet you're looking at decor from the middle of the 20th century.
Who was Uncle Wiggily? Find out more about the author of these serials and Uncle Wiggily books, see examples of the characters and artwork, and look back at a copy of 'Uncle Wiggily and His Friends' that was published in 1955!
For decades, it was considered inappropriate for TV or movies to show a married couple sharing a bed. But did married couples really sleep in separate beds back in the '50s?
Look back at the fun kids generations ago had on dangerous old playgrounds - with towering structures, fast spinners, rickety rides & other unsafe old-school play equipment.
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!
When it came to parenting the '40s, were moms too easy on their kids? Was being a parent harder than the generation before? Here's what people said in 1940.
These vintage selfies, several of which date back to the 1800s, prove that the desire to capture our own images has been around for a long time. Here's how people took self-portraits with old cameras long ago!
Remember getting drinks in vintage Dixie Cups? While many of us recall them from childhood because of their cute designs, they weren't invented simply for convenience.
Here's a look back at 100 years of vintage Fostoria glass - from candelabra to stemware, in clear crystal or a rainbow of colorful hues - that people have been using and collecting for generations.
By the early 20th century, materials were more readily available to make picture jigsaw puzzles - and the novelties were soon found in households across the country.
When long-distance travel was a novelty, travelers were sure to send plenty of postcards to the folks back home, Here, see 15 different postcards views of Portland, Oregon, as it appeared in the the late '30s and early '40s.
Red, pink, gold & beyond - See the top vintage nail polish brands and colors from the 20th century, with shades & styles from decades ago - see how manicures have changed over the years!
For more than 100 years, if you needed a new pair of sneakers or sandals, oxfords or saddle shoes, you had to visit one or more vintage shoe stores. Through more than 100 photos, see what it was like!
George Burns & Gracie Allen were not only married in real life, their work from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s made them one of the biggest comedy duos in Hollywood. Meet the wacky couple here!
Before it billed itself as the 'World’s Most Experienced Airline,' Pan Am started off a little more humbly - but already making the bold moves that would make the airline so legendary it became synonymous with international travel in the 20th century.
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.
Light up your memory with some some great old home décor - more than 200 antique and vintage table lamps from the beginning of the twentieth century to its end!
From meat glazes to unique salads and totally vintage-style jello molds, the most iconic tropical fruit can make itself useful in so many ways. Here are some weird - and some good - retro ways to serve pineapple.
During WWII, countless products were limited in order to help meet the demands both of the military and the citizens back home. Here's a look at what those ration books and rationing stamps looked like.
What did many of our grandparents and great-grandparents look most forward to getting for Christmas? In many cases, trains - like these vintage American Flyer railroads!
In the early 1950s, an atomic energy lab kit for kids hit the toy store shelves. The thing was *actually radioactive*. The set had real uranium ore, and children could conduct real scientific experiments. Here's what they were like.
Trans World Airlines, better known as TWA, was one of the major US airlines, moving millions of people to destinations around the globe. Find out the history of TWA, and see this collection of vintage ads to see how exciting flying used to be.
Way back when, it's what every girl wanted: A cedar-lined Lane hope chest for linens and her trousseau. In upper-middle-class homes, giving a teen cedar chest was a longstanding tradition -- and practically a requirement for marriage.
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!
Take a look at the classic 1940s Pontiac cars to see what the old designs were like, what the vehicles, they offered buyers (and drivers), and what the manufacturer thought would most appeal to potential customers.
For decades, artist Peter Hunt specialized in upcycling furniture and found objects by renewing them with colorful peasant designs. Here are examples of his work, and tips for how you can create your own folk-art painted furniture!
Artist Peter Hunt was known for his colorful peasant-style folk-art paint designs. He insisted that everyone - even people who couldn't draw a straight line - could create these whimsical designs, using the simple techniques he explains here.
The Humpty Dumpty pinball machine was released in 1947, and was the first machine to include flippers the player could move, which required more skill - and that ushered in a whole new era of vintage pinball machines.