1950s

Mrs President? A woman president probably not in the cards (1956)

The question of a woman president is often batted around in election years. Former President Harry S Truman has said that a woman may well occupy the White House someday. And President Eisenhower has said that women are competent for the office -- though too smart to seek it.

Rock ‘n’ roll music: The new teenage dance craze (1955)

This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land -- some crazy thing the kids called rock 'n' roll.

Rice and beef porcupines (1940s & 1950s)

What are rice and beef porcupines? Uncooked rice and beef are mixed together into meatballs, and during cooking, rice absorbs moisture and pop through to make white quills.

The home of the future: Space-age inventions (1958-1961)

Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
Vintage 7-Up cake recipes

7 vintage 7-Up cake recipes

Try one of these vintage 7-Up cake recipes! "Never before have you had a cake so light, so airy, so high, and with such a delightful new flavor."

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

If you're looking to recreate that special cookie that your grandmother used to make, or hoping to discover an old-fashioned cookie to make new again, we have assembled some this big, tasty collection of recipes -- classic, vintage, retro, heirloom and antique -- for sweet treats this Christmastime!

Swedish heirloom cookies (1956)

Spicy buttery bits, just begging to melt in your mouth! Now you can do your Christmas "cookie-ing" early! Yes! Bake them now -- pop them in the freezer -- and serve at Christmas! Extra delicious munching fo... Read more...

7 ways to make popcorn balls (1956)

Seven sweet popcorn ball recipes Popcorn has been a favorite year 'round snack for Americans ever since the first Thanksgiving, when the son of an Indian chief brought the early colonists several bushels of ... Read more...

Peanut brittle cookie recipe (1953)

$1,000 Peanut brittle cookies recipe Fill your cookie jar today with these really different, prize-winning cookies made with French's pure vanilla and fresh-ground cinnamon. Best of Class Winner in Pillsbury'... Read more...

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