Vintage maps & illustrations

Looking back at the history of Chicago (1977)

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.

Macy’s in NYC (1883)

R H Macy & Co: Grand Central Fancy and Dry Goods Establishment 4th Street, 6th Avenue, & 13th Street, New York City. The above cut

Young furniture that grows up with its owner (1965)

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.

Walkman instruction manual (1982)

  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

Top TV stars of 1953

The biggest television stars From top to bottom: Lucille Ball (with little Ricky… and a pack of cigarettes), Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, Imogene Coca and