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A new town! Visit Gilbert, Arizona (1914)

In 1914, there was a lot of hype about a new little town near Phoenix called Gilbert -- "the fastest growing and most prosperous community in the Southwest." Amazingly, Gilbert really did live up to its promise... Read more...

Field flower needlepoint (1973)

Fresh field flowers needlepoint design With full-color transfer Charming needlepoint pillow and embroidered picture are both made from the same transfer, opposite. Just cut out, iron on, let your needle f... Read more...

1847 Rogers Bros Silverplate (1921-1922)

1847 Rogers Bros: Silverplate (1921) The Ambassador Pattern in 1847 Rogers Bros Silverplate carries the prestige of a name. This new pattern is the accredited representative of a bland of silverplate that has ... Read more...

Sensible summer curtains (1902)

The sensible arrangement of summer window hangings Philosophers aver that the window often proclaims the householder. There is a moral in this for window decorators. Perchance the windows that exhibit the... Read more...

See 6 kitchens from 1950

Here's a look at two real home kitchens and four model kitchens, all photographed in 1950. See the kitchens The kitchen in the Yerkes home in Georgetown, Washington, DC -- features a double width sink, glass-... Read more...

West side apartments in NYC (1908)

West side real estate Specially selected / Large rooms / Good light and air Announcement: These houses illustrated are of the highest type and in the best of locations with the most modern improvements.... Read more...

A DIY picnic set (1955)

Make a picnic table that's BIG A DIY picnic set Our 3'-by-8' picnic table is planned for outdoor eating, with lots of people and plenty of food. The table seats eight comfortably (allowing the standard 24" ... Read more...

Collecting spider webs (1955)

Spider webs are amazing creations and fun to collect Watch nature's most gifted spinners weave. Know a collector's delight in finding and mounting their silken snares by John R Saunders, Chairman, Dep... Read more...

Wisdom for window treatments (1959)

Love the house -- love its windows! Unfortunately it doesn't always happen that way. Some of us choose a Cape Cod for its cozy charm, then discover its small windows cramp our decorating style. Some of us... Read more...

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