Here, we present many thought-provoking Abraham Lincoln quotes from throughout his distinguished career, gathered from antique books.
As long as there have been kids, there have been _bored_ kids. For parents in the ’60s, one magazine offered these great old-fashioned ways to have fun.
These vintage tips to identify antique silver come from the 1940s – and include diagrams, descriptions and photos of lots of vintage silverwork.
Here are two vintage articles from the turn of the century with advice for young married couples about some of the ways to make their years together happy ones.
Back in 1862, a woman wrote to a top fashion magazine to lament the work involved with Civil War-era hairstyles. Here’s what she said – plus see 8 hairdos from the time.
Do you want to get organized? Have you longed for the uncluttered life? Actress Doris Day reveals her plan for becoming an ‘ex-Aimless’ and an ‘ex-Chaotic.’
If you can spare no money, and have no time to make pretty and inexpensive things, give pleasant words and wishes, and rediscover the truest joy of Christmas giving
When it came to parenting the ’40s, were moms too easy on their kids? Was being a parent harder than the generation before? Here’s what people said in 1940.
Back in the fifties, a group brainstormed ways to help a woman catch a man… and the suggestions are just as cringeworthy, soul-crushing and outdated as you can imagine. Take a look at these 129 ways to get a husband and see for yourself!
Avoid contradicting your husband, do not give your advice till he asks it, and other marriage tips from the 1830s. Because a wife may have more sense than her husband, but she should never seem to know it.
“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors,” said President Washington’s Farewell Address.
Thanksgiving presupposes thankfulness. One cannot give thanks unless he feels thankful, and this feeling is a cultivated habit.
Suppose you were a young woman anxious to find a husband, get married and settle down. What would be the best sort of job for you? Here’s what a survbey ?
What does it take to be a tip-top vintage full-service gas station service attendant during the 1940s? Find out how customer care went beyond ‘Shall I fill it up with Super Special?’
Parenting advice from long ago: When a baby does not want to sleep, either it has been spoiled and actually trained to be wakeful by a thoughtless mother, or it is in need of medical care.
The woman beautiful: The secret of charm Whether beauty be as evanescent as the legendary vapor which Psyche brought from Hades when sent there by
So many experts have come out with learned treatises on how to land an eligible bachelor, it was time for an experienced amateur to speak up. There is one big difference between their fancy methods and mine. Mine worked.
What do newly-engaged couples really need to know? Quite a bit! Here are ideas from 1921 for telling your close friends, suggestions for formally announcing your engagement, tips for selecting a ring and more advice.
Hot chocolate. Roast beef. Bread with butter. Naps. No, this isn’t the ideal vacation, but tips on how to gain weight from a famous actress of long ago.
When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn’t do it.
Should girls call boys – especially if he hasn’t called her after a date? Some problems never change, as these dating tips from the ’50s show!
While Benjamin Franklin may be known for ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,’ that wasn’t his only insight on the subject of sleep. In the summer of 1786, he wrote this, ‘The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams.’
An eligible young man who has begun to think seriously of marriage, ponders on the old questions of whether to marry the sparkling girl or the sensible one.
Good form: Tips for proper manners (1911) Telephone etiquette Correct though it is to employ a telephone for social purposes, there have been established certain
Any woman may make herself beautiful by thought — and here is the way to do it by Hereward Carrington Could you devote a little
Give good books a place in your home An old saying runs to the effect that “a man is known by the company he keeps.”
Believing there is a great need for wise counsel in this troubled world, Photoplay-Movie Mirror has persuaded Bette Davis, Hollywood’s famous advice star, to act as consultant to its readers.
There were very specific rules to follow when dating – or courting, as they called it – back before the Civil War. Here’s a look.
Love letters A gentleman is struck with the appearance of a lady and is desirous of her acquaintance, but there are no means within his
When the little one gets the colic By Leonard Keene Hirshberg, A.B., M.D., Noted Baltimore Physician and Author The usual American child, born at full term of
Experience shows that after the newlyweds have become long-marrieds, the couples who quarrel most are the ones who are most affectionate in public.
Laughter is a serious thing. Hoot if you must, but strict attention should be paid to how you laugh and when. It is the barometer of your emotional state. Precisely put, laughter is a form of behavior.
From an expert: A checklist to help wives plan for the future For husbands: Mrs Charles Ulrick Bay, well-known New York broker, offers this advice:
How to make yourself important … and strangely enough, love has a lot to do with it, in a way you’d least suspect By Ronald
Office girls as shapely as models Is the working girl to be barred from the Venus contest now in progress, and which has already reached
The wife with a talent I am writing to you about a matter on which I sorely need advice. I am a woman with a
A guide for men who want to marry, from popping the question to the wedding reception – well, if you lived before the Civil War, that is.
There is, without question, more work to be done in New York than in any other place in America – which means it’s a good place to start a career. There are also more persons looking there for jobs than in any other place in the world.
So you’re going to be married soon, and go with your husband to a new town? It’s rather exciting to think that you have a chance to be whatever you would like to be. You can reinvent yourself!
In choosing Christmas gifts for the children, avoid complicated or fragile articles that give pleasure only for a short time. Here are some ideas.
Should a girl who works accept the attentions of her employer? by Idah M’Glone Gibson Dear Mrs Gibson: I have smiled and raged alternately at
There were many lonely, unhappy wives in every era. From 1914: ‘Society, with the entire approval and cooperation of woman, has long protected man in his sins by a cover of silence, that it is considered hardly polite to speak of such a disagreeable incident as wife-beating.’
Batman: What’s Adam West doing now? (1977) What advice, you may wonder, would Adam (Batman) West give to Lynda (Wonder Woman) Carter? “That depends upon
“Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.”
The Mother of John Q Adams It is said that superior men always have superior mothers, and it certainly seems to be the case in
Nothing is free; everything costs! Sermon by Billie Burke I’m going to preach a sermon from a text that most of us are always forgetting.
“Well, Mr Smart Lawyer… let’s see you get out of this!” There’s no trouble like other people’s troubles. Nothing like getting all wrapped up… and
Many of the vintage recipes featured on this site have very old-fashioned — and often vague — cooking directions. Here’s a chart to help you