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Back in the late '50s and early '60s, the American Dream could be had - affordably and in style - if people wanted to buy mobile homes (trailers).
What were popular '50s floors like? They might have bold stripes, checkerboard squares, or many other classic and creative ideas. Take a look back!
Looking at these mid-century bathroom color schemes of the '50s, you'll see that the look of white, stark home decor was quickly disappearing. In its wake was a trend toward colorful designs. Take a look!
After WWII, millions of new small starter homes were built all across America. Here, see a collection of these practical, affordable little suburban houses - each one under 1000 square feet.
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.
Though the name might not be up there in lights as bright as Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry, Bill Haley & His Comets certainly deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence. Here's why!
Take a look back at the kind of aisles, counters and checkouts American shoppers used to encounter at vintage 1950s grocery stores when shopping for food, toiletries and more!
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!
Need a fast dinner? Besides being a "quickie" - just fifteen minutes cooking time - this 15-minute meatloaf recipe is truly delicious with its savory tomato gravy!
Vintage bumper stickers have been a common sight for decades, and were more than just a decoration on the back of a car or truck - they were there to make a statement. Here's a look back at a few!
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!
With vintage beauty cases and old-fashioned train cases like these, women could be sure their hair was in order, their noses were powdered, and lipstick was in place - all to maintain a 'proper' look when traveling.
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!
Retro pink kitchens like these were super trendy back in the '50s! Whether peachblow or Mamie pink, bright or pastel, women years ago loved their pink home decor.
Try these old-fashioned buttermilk coolers with easy recipes that are fast to make, delicious, and a cool alternative to plain fruit juice, soda, punches or milkshakes.
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.
What did kids - and adults - eat in the mornings back in the fifties when eggs, bacon, toast and pancakes weren't on the menu? Take a look back at these popular vintage 1950s breakfast cereals to get a glimpse into the options people had back then!
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.
Here, take a glimpse into the past and admire some of the timeless classic 1950s Studebaker cars, like the Presidents, Commander, Conestoga, Hawk, Broadmoor and Clipper.
Here, see 15 ways homeowners and interior designers back in the 1950s used colorful vintage vinyl floor tiles to create trendy square patterns using a variety of colors, sizes and styles.
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.
Who remembers this long-running old ad campaign, showing how vintage Jergens Lotion helped with 'detergent hands' - dry, reddened skin from hand-washing dishes?
Two big questions that have emerged over the years: Did George Washington have wooden false teeth? Did George Washington's dentures include actual human teeth that came from slaves? Find out here!
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!
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.
Pineapple juice is more than just a drink on its own. It can be used in a variety of recipes - from party punches to zesty meat marinades. Take a look at some vintage pineapple juice recipes and ideas here!
Reel-to-reel tape recorders hit the commercial market in the 1940s -- and their evolution was boosted by the financial support of none other than Bing Crosby, who saw great potential in the technology.