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Home designs & decor from the 1950s
Fashion & beauty in the fifties
Backyard decks have become a staple of American architecture for relaxation and socializing. See dozens of different deck designs from the second half of the 20th century here.
Peanut butter cookies are an American treat that have been a favorite for generations. Check out our huge collection of this classic recipe and its variations!
Dairy Queen history involves decades of transformation, innovations, and, of course, a few yummy vintage menu items that make folks nostalgic.
These gorgeous vintage in-ground swimming pools go beyond the basic - with unusual shapes, specialty finishes, and other refreshingly retro ideas.
Buckle up and have a scroll back to an era when driving with car bench seats was as cozy as a night in front of the TV.
Cowboy boots are more than just footwear; they symbolize tradition, individuality, and the spirit of adventure. Have a look back at how the styles have evolved.
Back in the 1950s and 60s, the American Dream could be had - affordably and in style - if people wanted to buy mobile homes (trailers). Here's a look at dozens of homes and parks!
In the 1950s, the petticoat crinoline made a triumphant return to the fashion scene for skirts and dresses, with a bounce in its step and a swish in its sway.
The invention of the Ferris Wheel was a jaw-dropping innovation of its time! Find out the history of the Ferris Wheel ride we now know so well, plus see pictures of the HUGE first one.
When teddy bears hit the market, the craze for these soft, comforting companions was instant and universal. Here's a look back at the remarkable history of the teddy bear, and see lots of adorable versions through the years.
Crown Jewel Dessert as a mold, a pie, and a spring-form pan dessert! Also known as Broken Glass Dessert, this easy treat fits busy schedules.
From 1948 to 1971, The Ed Sullivan Show was synonymous with entertainment & a central hub for talent -- introducing new acts & creating unforgettable moments.
The lives of Holly, Valens, and Richardson were cut tragically short by the Buddy Holly plane crash. Here's a look at some of the news stories from the time, and photos of the plane.
In the early 1900s, there was a war fought with food coloring & butter knives. Learn about the great battle of colored margarine: yellow vs white.
Take a tour through our vast collection of vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses, and see how this brand has been shading our eyes with style for nearly a century.
Sambo's Restaurants were popular in the '60s and '70s. But as much as people loved the diners, the company name was always a problem. Here's why.
Take a look back at Frank Sinatra's legendary career through this collection of vintage photos, videos, and profiles from his heyday.
These little vintage plastic wading pools were the perfect size to help introduce babies and children to water fun in the safety of their own shallow kiddie pools!
Grease hit theaters in 1978, but remains a fun, foot-tapping spectacle that’s perfect for a sentimental movie night. Let's look back!
The Raggedy Ann doll, in her humble glory, has stood the test of time. Let's take a look back at her history!
If you need a book, you used to need to look for the most important item in the library -- the vintage card catalog.
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!
It might feel like people in the 50s lived in black & white. But as you can see in this collection of colorful 1950s home decor photos, they lived with bright & bold hues, too.
In her short, but impactful life, Patsy Cline managed to change the landscape of country music forever. Read on for feature stories and photos about the famed singer, both before and after her death.
For decades, Cracker Jack has been more than a just a popcorn and peanut snack. Thanks to the famed Cracker Jack prizes, it's also a treasure hunt in a box! Find out more about this peak Americana treat.
With their fun retro flavors - like pink lemonade and orange, toffee and macaroon, peanut butter and black walnut - check out these discontinued cake mixes that you just don't see in stores anymore!
Millions know 'Say, Say, Oh Playmate' - also known as 'Playmate' - but few today know much about the rhyming song & hand clapping game. Find out more here!
This adorable pineapple upside-down cupcake recipe is a mini classic! They're probably easier than you think to make, too.
We found some great vintage graham cracker pie crust recipes, and ways to make other delicious crumb crusts. Get the basic how-to, and try some of these creative and classic combinations!
Perfumes from the 1950s do more than just smell wonderful; they capture the spirit of the era! Here's a look back at some of popular favorites.