Repeated, desperate SOS calls were heard by at least 10 ships, which rushed to the scene as the Titanic, the biggest most luxurious ship in the world, sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Here's an idea designed to make one room serve two purposes . . . a cozy, practical family room, plus well-planned facilities for extra guests or family additions.
How did America get its name? The man from whom the continents got their names was an especially fascinating character of the late 15th century.
Why take the stairs while you can ride up in comfort inside one of these metalwork 'cage' style antique elevators, made with beautiful ornamental iron? Just tell the bellhop what floor you want.
Planning a wedding with a classic old-fashioned feel? Check out this collection of beautiful vintage wedding dresses from the first decade of the 1900s!
Garnishes can also be an integral part of a dish. What could be prettier than a carrot larkspur, a turnip narcissus, or a cucumber lily? Or a rose, that by any other name, is a radish, lemon, lime, or tomato?
These gorgeous illustrations of fairies and other fanciful creatures were featured in magazine ads for Djer-Kiss (pronounced "dear kiss") -- a line of... Click to read more...
Children's activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact "home saver" A separate little world for the youngsters of your house .... Click to read more...
How were the Wizard of Oz costumes created for the classic movie, starring Judy Garland? See some of the original sketches of the fairylike, frolicsome and sprightly costumes that were an outstanding feature of this fantasy.
Bold, rich coloring for houses of the era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away. It was ... Click to read more...
Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was a notorious pirate who raided ships off between 1719 and 1722. Here are some of the harsh - and sometimes unexpected - rules that governed the crews on his ships.
The Homarina beach cabin provides secure boat storage, over 400 square feet of comfortable, practical leisure living space, plus a large deck right at water's edge.
A touch of Old Japan, added to the occidental comforts and convenience you've come to expect -- that's this charming summer teahouse vacation home design from 1960.
Here's a basic but striking A-frame cabin that's designed for the 'blue snow' country. Inside, there's a wealth of wide-open wonderful space for taking your ease on vacation!
Come see this collection of more than 30 classic home designs and house plans from 1958, during the mid-century housing boom when millions of residences were being built in America.
Phoenix, Arizona was first settled in 1867, and here you can see an aerial view of the city as it looked back in 1885, when the population was estimated to be just 3,500, and was said to be 'one of the most beautiful and lovely cities in the West.'
What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
Here are images showing New York City's growth from a frontier settlement known as New Amsterdam to the metropolis of the western world --through the Colonial times, and in the early days of US independence.
The small hat We lament its coming and we hope for its going, but still we cling tenaciously to it Why has the small hat taken such hold on fash... Click to read more...
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious, well-appointed cruise liners ever, with seemingly no expense spared... except when it came to passenger safety in the event of an emergency.
If your family never stays home because there's nothing to do, check out these ways to pep up your yard or garden. Sometimes the simplest things, as in the play castle here, yields the most imaginative results.
Free electricity for everyone? It means that if Nikola Tesla succeeds in harnessing the electrical earth currents and putting them to work for man there will be an end to oppressive extortionate monopolies in steam, telephones, telegraphs and the other commercial uses of electricity
Not were the most fashionable vintage hairstyles from 1906 very high, built up of a succession of curls and wavelets galore, but they also held ornaments, combs, feathers, flowers, bows and other stylish additions.
It is hard to believe that only two centuries ago, Chicago was a lonely marshland of trees and tall grass, a place with an abundance of wild onions, from which the Iroquois gave it its name, Chicagou.
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.
Through these 75 gorgeous and artistic color covers of Theater magazine, take a peek back in time to the stage scene from the first decades of the twentieth century.
From the Editor of Godey's Lady's Book, 1859: A few words about the "fashions" Try, my dear young friends, to cultivate your talents to bear a g... Click to read more...
The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.
Origin of stained glass art The art of fitting together small pieces of glass into a pattern with a heavy lead binding about each piece is supposed... Click to read more...
Make a 'Finger-tip' buffet server Display, serve, store, "roll away" with this serving center of fine wood This built-in buffet will save you st... Click to read more...
Here's a collection of stencils patterns from 1910, inspired by Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Persian and other classical designs.
No other city in the world has so many theatres in actual operation as New York. The number of theatre seats available in proportion to the population is also surprisingly high.
Tailor-made jackets in velvet are now quiet the thing, and made medium-length, double-breasted, turned-back collar and pockets on either side; very much, in fact, on the order of the English top coat.