Photos & photography

Kittens in silly storybook poses (1914-15)

The book “Little Folks of Animal Land” by Harry Whittier Frees was released in 1915, and featured mostly kittens and puppies in various human scenarios. Take a look!

Spring flowers, succulents & other plants in Arizona

While springtime might come a little late in some parts of the country, it tends to show up a little early in Arizona. Here, take a look at what was blooming in Phoenix's Valley of the Sun in the middle of March, 2014!

Challenger shuttle explodes shortly after liftoff (1986)

A confused and stunned nation searched for answers to what caused the catastrophic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that sent schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe and six other astronauts to a fiery death 74 seconds after liftoff Tuesday.

The Kodak Instamatic 104 camera (1961)

To load it is to love it. People used to hate to load their cameras. So we launched the instant-loading Kodak Instamatic cameras. No more threading. Just drop in the film and shoot. And your pictures come o... Read more...

How to find your ideal weight (1920)

How to find your weight by Edna Kent Forbes If you suspect that you are too fat or too thin, there are several perfectly simple rules that you can follow to find out exactly what you should weigh. Here, f... Read more...

1920s car showrooms in Washington DC

Automobiles in window of the Washington Cadillac Co (1927)   Oldsmobile window display in DC (c1921) Christmas window display at an unidentified Oldsmobile dealer's, probably in Washington DC ... Read more...

A visit to the beauty salon in 1942

Here's a look inside Francois de Paris, a hairdresser/beauty parlor on Eighth Street in New York, New York. They show the patrons getting perms, dye jobs, manicures, under hair dryers, and the front desk staff ... Read more...

Now hear this: Drive-in movie theater speakers

The late 1950s and the early 1960s were the drive-in glory days, when there were about 4000 such venues spread across the country -- about a quarter of the total number of movie theatres.

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