Travel & tourism

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!
Ride the rails in style Train cars from the 1940s

Ride the rails in style: Train cars from the 1940s

During World War II, the railroad companies had to devote their resources to the war effort by transporting troops around the country. Here's a look back at some of what the railroads were offering to entice passengers back in the late '40s!

Tips for train travel with children (1910)

If the weather is not too warm, it is a good plan to have a child wear his bonnet when he lies down. This will keep cinders from his ears and will help deaden the noise of the train.

United Airlines: The radar line (1958)

On United, you enjoy a feeling of at-homeness that’s found on no other airline. You’ll sense it when you make your reservation, when you board your Mainliner.

TWA helps you beat the airport waiting game (1968)

You have to have a system to beat the airport waiting game. We do. A complete team of ground personnel trained to get you from front door to exit door without a hitch. When you fly at nearly 600 mph on a jet, we can’t afford to slow you down on the ground.

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