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.
Vintage maps & illustrations
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
Free electricity for everyone? Here’s a look at some predictions from Nikola Tesla from a century ago – some we have seen, others… well, not yet.
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.
Surrounded by a flood of music as the boat glides along, one scene merges into another as the children of the Disneyland ride ‘It’s a Small World’ sing and dance to the show’s lilting title tune.
Here’s how to make a retro DIY kitchen island with roll-away cart! This prep and serving center was designed to modernize a kitchen with ’60s style.
In the legend of the unicorn, the beast is represented by heraldic usage as having the head and body of a horse, with the tail of a lion, and the limbs and hoofs of a stag; a twisted horn grows out from the center of its forehead.
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
Make a fold-up home workshop Plan, work, store, protect with this “fold away” workshop For Dad only . . . a complete, self-contained home workshop
Make a ‘Lazy Susan’ wardrobe Four-season wardrobe selection at the touch of a finger Separate your wardrobe by season . . . by formal and
Here are vintage Victorian directions for a Marie Antoinette dress sewing pattern for a little girl, trimmed with bias ruffles, and headed with a bais band of satin.
From 1908: The new Hamburger department store is to be a city in itself, a veritable human beehive, with all the complexity of detail characterizing a busy city, save that it will be a metropolis in miniature,
This well-used map of France is made of silk cloth, and maps of this sort were issued to officers in advance of the D-Day invasion
The charm of vacationing in New York — the ideal place for a summer resort — lies in the unrivaled transportation facilities of the great seaport.
Take a look at a more than 20 vintage road maps below, apparently preserved for years in car gloveboxes across the nation!
Here you can take a look at what the astronauts were reviewing as they prepared for the actual landing on the moon.
Cover of the St Paul Globe’s Magazine Section – Sunday, July 10, 1904 The People’s Automobile With clang of gong and happy song, And laughter
One of the first problems which confronts the prospective home builder is the selection of the style of architecture for his new home. New England
In the shadow: Many legends of old haunted houses and their spirits Gilbert Chesterton proclaims his mysticism, so nobody ought to be surprised to find Katharine
The perfect American woman Measuring 50,000 of her sex to determine a standard The perfect American girl — how big around; how much does she
“Keep mum, chum” is Army’s advice Lowell Sun (Lowell, Massachusetts) January 31, 1942 Hold your tongue. While the toiling hands and fighting hearts of America
No matter how independent teenagers may sound when they’re talking about furniture, they still need guidance… Here are pieces that easily please all concerned – without a family scene. They’re in good taste and all have growth potential.
Here’s a look at a few daywear and sportswear ensembles of the mid-1930s!
Sweeping popularity of ribbons The ribbon girl has arrived in all her glory. It is some years since the ribbon epidemic has been assigned a
Walt Disney’s Gremlin Chasers You’ve heard of the Gremlins, pesky little troublemakers that hang around air fields, army camps, ports of call, and battle stations.
When Princess Diana was pregnant with the baby who turned out to be Prince William — aka William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge —
Here are two different looks at the Port of New York, created 20 years apart — both by Currier & Ives. They are both birds-eye views
Walkman F1: Sony FB stereo cassette player WM-F1 Operating instructions: Before operating this high-quality electronic unit, please read this operating manual thoroughly so that
Here are ten different views of Fair Mount Park in Philadelphia (now simply “Fairmount Park”), as contained in a souvenir booklet published in 1870. The
Here are three pages showing the latest dresses for young girls, as seen in the Best & Co. catalog published for the winter of 1967.
Here are five book-themed posters between 1936 and 1940 by artist Arlington Gregg, for the Illinois WPA (Works Progress Administration). They helped promote the benefits of taking
The combustion engine’s inner workings What you see above in the front half of the picture is not the engine of a motor car, but
This illustration greeted readers of the St Paul Daily Globe on Christmas day in 1886, looking at the city’s past, present and its perhaps not