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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!
Although penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, real research and production started in earnest in mid-1941, thanks to World War II.
The history of fitted sheets: A revolution in bed-making A lot of people may be surprised to know that fitted sheets — ones that weren’t
Step back and time and enjoy these charmingly vintage Christmas scenes celebrations from the 1940s through the 1970s.
There's a reason that advertising has evolved over the decades - and these bad vintage Christmas ads from years ago show you exactly why!
Hot punch is one of the traditional winter warmer-uppers, whether or not there's booze in it. Here are more than a dozen old-fashioned hot punch recipes for the holidays, both with and without alcohol.
The official pictures of kids with Santa - once called 'sitting on Santa's lap' - has been around for generations. Here's a look back at this Christmas ritual!
Warm up with a look back at 30 different beautiful vintage fireplaces that were once found in homes across the US.
These vintage dining room sets from the 40s & 50s - bright, cheerful & compact dinettes - were the perfect fit for small post-war houses. Take a look!
Thanks to a simple, happy collaboration between a kid and Mother Nature... we have popsicles! Here's a look back at the frozen treats we'e enjoyed over the decades.
Crystal chandeliers have been a symbol of luxury and opulence since the 18th century. If you’re wondering what crystal chandeliers used to look like, take a peek below at these vintage photos!
Dragnet was one of the original police procedurals, which began as a radio show, then as a (now-iconic) TV show from 1951-1959 -- later followed by a faithful reboot from 1967 to 1970. They all starred Jack Webb as police sergeant Joe Friday.
Follow us backward through time, and check out dozens of the old roller skates that were so well-loved in the heyday of roller skating!
See portraits of vintage Halloween pin-up girls from the 1930s and 1940s - themed photos featuring famous actresses and beautiful models.
Cake baked in a pie shell... and a sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake. That’s Funny Cake - a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.
Back in the 1940s, Photoplay-Movie Mirror magazine asked Actress Bette Davis, the famous Hollywood movie star, to give readers love and relationship advice. Here's what she suggested!
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.
'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.