Vintage celebrities & famous people
1980s with young Sean Astin
Young Sean Astin at age 16: Acting was all in the family (1988)

Before he was Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings, young Sean Astin was a hardworking up-and-coming actor. But he wasn’t just any actor – he was the son of Patty Duke and John Astin. Here’s a look back at Sean’s early career, from when he was a teen!

Portrait George Washington - National Guard Heritage
George Washington’s life & legacy

During George Washington’s presidency, he considered the government to have been created for the good of all the people – and to be used for the good of all.

The Funeral of President Lincoln, New York, April 25th, 1865, Passing Union Square
What Abraham Lincoln’s funeral was like (1865)

Here’s a look back at Abraham Lincoln’s funeral and the entire funeral procession, where millions of people came out to see the President’s hearse pass by on the way from Washington DC to Chicago.