The four-poster bed with a canopy, known as a tester bed, is back in a big way. At the 1972 furniture market in Chicago, the canopy bed look was bigger than life.
See more than 150 celebrity yearbook photos of actresses, actors, singers, musicians, politicians and others whose names you know... but the faces in these pictures from years ago -- when they were young, and often long before they were famous -- may surprise you!
The luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world -- and it soon became the most famous, too.
Charlotte Collyer lived through the tragic disaster the world remembers more than 100 years later. Here, read about what happened in this dramatic and compelling first-person account from a Titanic survivor.
Annie Oakley once sent a shot right through the center of the bullseye - and then someone bet that she couldn't through the hole she had just made. You might be able to imagine what happened next.
The size of San Francisco's great Sutro Baths seizes the imagination, yet it is not oppressive, owing to the lightness and airiness of the structure. Tier upon tier rise seats, while at their base, visible to everyone, are the swimming tanks. The sea water is supplied by an ingenious use of the ocean waves.
New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
It's incredible to see how awesome -- in size, in design, in popularity -- old-fashioned indoor swimming pools could be. Here, take a look at 10 gorgeous pools from days gone by!
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address speech was so brief, history has no photographs of President Lincoln actually saying those oft-repeated words on November 19, 1863. But here are the pictures we do have of the President that day.
Take a stroll back to the late 1800s and early 1900s to see some of the grand homes and mansions that lined New York City's famed Fifth Avenue.
After years of growth through various successful businesses, Detroit became a major transportation hub, and many Gilded Age mansions were built to the east and west of what is now downtown Detroit.
Come take a stroll through these gated gardens, and lose yourself in another era. These photos show how the walled gardens at Gray Gardens in East Hampton, New York looked in the year 1916.
A kitchen remodel portfolio: Help yourself to the inspired ideas - some big, some little, all of them adaptable - in these kitchen makeovers by talented designers! Retro styles from 1978.
Everything you need for taking good pictures (1977) Ten years ago, it would have been the corner store. Now you have nearly 3000 ways to get good pictures easier. They're called Fotomat Stores. We put the... Click to read more...
Get the true story behind 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' from 1882 -- when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
Before the Civil War, a talented photographer named James Presley Ball, Sr. produced beautiful daguerreotype portraits for hundreds of people -- among them Charles Dickens, PT Barnum, Queen Victoria and the fam... Click to read more...
When it comes to weddings, there is an irresistible charm, a fascination about it, in which the flowers play a leading role.
A final look at President Lincoln This photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken on the balcony of the White House on March 6, 1865 by Henry F Warren. It's now considered to be the very last photo of the man taken du... Click to read more...
Without the kind of winter weather equipment we take for granted, removing snow from city streets and sidewalks was a huge undertaking. Here's a look!
Last evening at about 9:30 p.m., at Ford's Theatre, the President was shot by an assassin who suddenly entered the box and approached behind the President. The pistol-ball entered the back of the President's head, and penetrated nearly through the head. The wound is mortal.
Gingerbread gallery For the merriest of holidays, here is our brand-new collection of gingerbread houses. Make our fairy-tale cottage and the trio on the page... >> Don't miss these! ... Click to read more...
Our practical dream house: Practical in the sense of low maintenance. Dreamy in the way it realizes the family's hopes. What a house costs to build or buy is only the beginning. The real cost comes after. The ... Click to read more...
Color is everywhere around you. But nowhere is it more exciting or more important than in your home! Here's how you can be soothingly subtle or bold and bright, how to get vibrant accents and how to be monochromatic. Ideas to make your whole house sing with color!
Few families today are without automobiles, so the lack of a garage affects the resale value of any home. A garage not in good taste architecturally almost as seriously affects that value.
We develop friends overnight Film today - prints tomorrow Shoot the works - Fotomat one-day photo service (Fireworks for Independence Day/Fourth of July) Get your summer's wort... Click to read more...
Probably the most beautiful, and certainly the most imaginative, air terminal in the world will be unveiled when Trans World Airlines formally opens its new Flight Center at New York International Airport (Idlewild).
See scenes from the reopening of the San Diego Exposition -- a venue with gorgeous scenic beauty in a matchless all-the-year-around climate
'Let us always be willing to give them whatever credit is their due.' 186,000 men of African descent fought for the Union in the Civil War. Here are some antique portraits showing just a few of these soldiers.
Here’s a selection of photos taken by visitors to NYC who snapped pictures of the impressively tall twin towers of the World Trade Center during the months and years before they fell.
Gus Wagner is considered one of the first tattoo professionals, and sharing space with him on the marquee was his tattooed wife, Maud, who was at least as much of an attraction,
To see the telephone girl at her work, to observe her quick, delicate, never-hesitating movements, is a pastime fascinating to the extreme. Each will get between 500 to 600 calls a day. Here, see photographs from New York City phone operators in 1899.
Thousands of men, women and children swept to sudden death. Millions of dollars worth of property destroyed. Heroic efforts to save human life. The world shocked by the appalling news. Such is the thrilling story of the Galveston flood.
The “hex marks” painted on the old barns of the so-called “Pennsylvania Dutch” farmers, even on some of the modern new barns, now are merely traditionally ornamental.