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
Vintage maps & illustrations
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.
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 ‘Finger-tip’ buffet server Display, serve, store, “roll away” with this serving center of fine wood This built-in buffet will save you steps, help
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.
Get a load of that view! Here are some images showing parts of New York City’s skyline as it appeared back in 1917. Union
WWII Escape & evasion map of France from D-Day MORE: 100+ D-Day pictures: See WWII’s Operation Overlord in June 1944, plus get historical insight from 25
Summer is for looking outdoors … so send the winter draperies to be cleaned and stored. In their place, drape lengths of fabric over the
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.
In 1962, Andy Warhol put his Campbell’s Soup Cans art on exhibit – then in 2012, Campbell’s rolled out special-edition cans of its tomato soup with Warhol-inspired labels.
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
Here’s what a man really likes in woman’s dress Women always look upon a man’s criticism of their attire as most presumptuous — that is,
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
Is the Titanic still floating? Will she continue to float forever, or as long as the world spins? If she isn’t, where is she now? On the bottom of the sea just under where she disappeared, or on the bottom of the sea someplace else?
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
R H Macy & Co: Grand Central Fancy and Dry Goods Establishment 4th Street, 6th Avenue, & 13th Street, New York City. The above cut
“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.
Put great city under one roof Hamburger’s building is finest in west System of hygienics presented hard problems Heating and ventilation systems embrace wonderfully efficient
Royal genes! What Prince Charles’ & Princess Diana’s baby will look like Britain’s top geneticist says the baby is likely to have blue eyes, his
The advent of the automobile The horse, as a machine, has his drawbacks. One is that he wears out too soon. Another is his general
Wacky Packs: New fad for the children of the Skeptical Seventies by Owen Edwards “… Wacky Packages are selling rampant with their put-downs of products
The unicorn The unicorn of fable was a fierce creature with the head and body of a horse, the hind legs of an antelope, the
Science gives us a new explanation of dreams Prof Freud’s theory that all dreams have a meaning and can be definitely interpreted and understood —
View in 1872 Artists: Charles R Parsons and Lyman W Atwater View in 1892
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
Fair Mount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seen below: The dam, the brook, band house, entrance to Lemon Hill, Iron Spring, a fountain, the Arch, the Mansion
>> Fashionable winter clothing for boys (1967) Dress her up
Don’t gum up a book This breaks the back of a book A book mark would be better Rain is bad for a book Be
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
Record carryall Carry your music wherever you go! Into our sturdy rust-and-black bag will go enough of your favorite platters to keep your gang happy
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
A chapter of history illustrated Saint Paul in 1853 / Saint Paul in 1886 / Saint Paul in 1919 An excerpt from the accompanying article: A young
Scenes of horror, suffering and rare heroism mark sinking of monster ocean liner Cape Race, April 16. – Scenes of horror, marked by intense suffering