These desks from a 1959 vintage office furniture catalog fit the interior decorating needs for businesses of the era: modernist styles, contemporary materials, muted colors, and no-nonsense design.
Vintage IBM electric typewriters from the ’60s, including the Selectric with swappable round print heads
Vintage IBM electric typewriters from the '60s, like the Executive and the Selectric, were marketed to help executives and their secretaries manage an increasing business workload at a time when more and more white collar jobs were being created.
Pretty, thin, young and single? Check out these sexist stewardess job requirements of the ’50s & ’60s
See what was needed to put you in the running for a coveted stewardess job back in the '50s and '60s! Some requirements were grounded in reason, but many were just plain sexism in action.
Thomas Edison says people work too hard, but that pleasure is as necessary as food. 'This is an electric age. The pressure was never heavier, nor the grind harder.'
Whether out for business or pleasure, a lady feels hungry after several hours. To find near at hand a clean, cozy places of refreshment -- tea rooms -- appeal to the soul of every woman.
California -- particularly Los Angeles -- is notorious for having awful traffic -- but as this video from the '50s will prove, that bumper-to-bumper freeway crawl is nothing new.
To this day, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25, 1911, remains the deadliest industrial disaster in the city's history,
Greater Philadelphia... a great place to raise your family Greater Philadelphia has everything a family needs for a happy, healthy, well-rounded life... Click to read more...
The doors of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, a 36-year-old internationally-known institution, closed May 1, 1929. Noisy wreckers will clank in to tear it down. The old generation passes with a sigh. The new era enters with a roar.
The luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world -- and it soon became the most famous, too.
Life after ‘Leave It To Beaver’ – former child stars Tony Dow & Jerry Mathers on their acting careers and beyond (1977)
Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow grew up in somewhat of a fairytale world on television's 'Leave It to Beaver.' 20 years later, in 1977, both actors talked about what it was like to be childhood stars who had to grow up and cope with the adult world.
While books and articles on the American slave trade can provide important insights, actually seeing the ads that were placed in the newspapers of the era really brings it home.
Cubicles and open-plan offices were in response to changes in business: 'In the past decade, great strides have been made in the computer sciences, the technology of copying and in word processing. Thus, the office is no longer viewed and revered as a static fixture.'
Who invented the sewing machine? That really depends on how much progress has to be made for something to be considered 'invented.' Find out more!
What about pants on women in the office? An editor from Denver explained, "I think women should dress distinctively as women. They've gone too far in stealing men's attire."
A look back at the computer age: "Today's computer revolution is only getting started. In store are amazing new uses for 'electronic brains' that will reshape the industry and alter people's lives."
Las Vegas: The great convention vacation location America's all-year vacation land, where there's worlds of room for worlds of fun... Wonder-fu... Click to read more...
Radioactivity. It's been in the family for generations. In fact, scientists can tell us just how our remote ancestors are by measuring the radi... Click to read more...
Without the kind of winter weather equipment we take for granted, removing snow from city streets and sidewalks was a huge undertaking. Here's a look!
Other things being equal, what secretary wouldn’t prefer a job that includes IBM electric typewriters? They're so easy to use, and turn out such beautiful letters and reports.
Shortly before her clothing line debuted - and back when her son, Anderson Cooper, was 8 years old - the multi-talented heiress Gloria Vanderbilt came out with her own print magazine: Gloria Vanderbilt Designs for Your Home.
It's the little things that count, after all Perhaps one of the most difficult things we have to learn in our ventures into the big world is that i... Click to read more...
Lindy flight is boom to flying Intrepid pilot made financial backing available for aviation The development of aeronautics in America as a big b... Click to read more...
The mass of German youth is taught not to think but to obey. Special schools train a few in the use of ruthless violence, deliberate dishonesty, and quack racial dogma so that they shall constitute an 'elite' Fuehrer class - masters of the many in the Nazi plan of things to come.
United States astronauts who go to the moon may wear headgear designed and produced by a ladies' milliner.
President Benjamin Harrison on the obligations of wealth (1898) General Harrison addresses a large gathering at Chicago The Union League Club's ce... Click to read more...
While the newspapers reported on the stock market crash on October 29 and October 30, 1929, it's clear that they didn't know what was in store for them. Ultimately, the Great Depression hit the country hard, and its effects were felt for many years.
Fortunes in small things "The philosophical maxim, "Nothing is small or insignificant," is strikingly realized in the history of what seem to be pett... Click to read more...
"DDT is good for me-e-e!" The great expectations held for DDT have been realized. During 1946, exhaustive scientific tests have shown that, when pr... Click to read more...
"Men will not evade their taxes if they fear detection. The loudest protest against publicity naturally comes from those liable to pay the heaviest tax."
Posing as a 1-1/2 bath, three-bedroom home in suburban Freehold, New Jersey, this house is much more than a residence. Find out what's inside!
Business Today: Book publishing By LeRoy Pope The trouble with book publishing today, says independent publisher Lyle Stuart, is that it's run l... Click to read more...