Home & garden

Gold Bell stamps home gift catalog from 1963

Everything for the home in the 1963 Gold Bell gift stamp catalog

This catalog of household goods was published to help people 'spend' the gift stamps they had earned at the grocery store -- much like the better-known Green Stamps. Introduced in the mid-'50s by Detroit's Big Bear supermarkets, Gold Bell stamps were mainly distributed in Michigan and the Midwest.
Actor Michael Landon and family at home - 1975

Michael Landon and his family at home (1975)

Michael Landon's 'Big House in Beverly Hills' is a far cry from the 'Little House on the Prairie' featured in his hit TV series. But, says the former Bonanza star, he and Lynn and their six lively children "really live in this house -- we don't just look at it."
A '70s designer dream house The American Home of 1974

A ’70s designer dream house: The American Home of 1974

You enter the house through the front door, painted an unforgettable bright blue, outside and in. You stand on cool, dark ceramic tile that has the sleek look of polished leather. Take a tour of this '70s designer dream house here!
See the rooms at the elegant old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1903)

The suite life: See the rooms at the elegant Waldorf-Astoria (1903)

New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!

Space age: Amazing retro futuristic homes of the ’60s

What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.

7 budget small house designs (1956)

These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
American homestead summer by Currier and Ives 1868

Come to Kansas and homestead 160 acres of land for $10 (1863)

On the payment of ten dollars, and the office fees, any person, being the head of a family, or over the age of twenty-one years, may enter 160 acres, or a less quantity, of the unappropriated Public Land as his Homestead. The applicant must either be a citizen, or have declared his intention to become such.

Top 10 terrible fuzzy toilet covers from the ’70s

"A shag carpet toilet lid cover with matching tank cover" sounds like the answer to a question nobody asked, but that didn't seem to matter much to our counterparts in the '70s. They loved their fuzzy toilet covers, and weren't ashamed to admit it.

Why not wallpaper your ceiling? (1970s)

Why stop with the walls when decorating your home, when you can add color and flair up high by wallpapering your ceilings? Here are some retro decor tips from the seventies!

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