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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!

Civil War remembrance - Memorial Day postcard
20 vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are more 20 colorfully-illustrated vintage Memorial day postcards for the national American holiday originally known as Decoration Day. These patriotic antique cards are all from the early 1900s.

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

Who was Frederick Douglass
Who was Frederick Douglass?

Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in Talbot county, Maryland, in 1817, was the one conspicuous anti-slavery agitator who spoke of the wrongs and cruelty of slavery from personal experience.

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.