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Vintage selfie history
32 vintage selfies you probably have never seen

These vintage selfies, several of which date back to the 1800s, prove that the desire to capture our own images has been around for a long time. Here’s how people took self-portraits with old cameras long ago!

Brooklyn Bridge, New York c1915
Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

The president’s walk across the bridge with cannon accompaniment from forts and ships The big bridge open: Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday

Sewing machine history at ClickAmericana com
Who invented the sewing machine?

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!

Antique 4th of July postcard c1900s
How Americans celebrated July 4th long ago

How was Independence Day celebrated in the past? It varied a lot over the decades, but early on, there was cannon fire, great communal feasts in the village green, and all kinds of noisemakers and thundering sounds.