Cheap store-bought vintage Halloween costumes like these were all the rage in the '70s. But how did the finished product compare to their TV show inspiration? We took a look, and the results were nothing short of scary.
What were the most popular toys in the early ’80s? See toys, games & fun for kids in the 1981 Sears Catalog Wishbook
See what kids in the early '80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Why stop with the walls when decorating your home when you can add color and flair up high? Here are some retro examples and home decor tips on how to wallpaper your ceiling!
Why so much excitement? Because the teacher brings a basket brimming with weepuls -- doughnut-hole-sized bits of brightly colored fur with shaky eyes and sticky feet.
Children's activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact "home saver" A separate little world for the youngsters of your house .... Click to read more...
Musical fantasy is a tour of the body "The Incredible, Indelible, Magical, Physical, Mystery Trip," a highly-acclaimed presentation in the prize-wi... Click to read more...
The four-poster bed with a canopy, known as a tester bed, is back in a big way. At the 1972 furniture market in Chicago, the canopy bed look was bigger than life.
Get a Wonder Horse, and you've made your cowboy's happiest dreams come true... Wonder Horse makes the world’s most popular toy horses. All 17 models promise instant joy on Christmas morning -- and lasting year-round enjoyment!
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.
In the tricycle, knee-pants and pigtail league of television fans, the hero of the hour is a loveable, freckle-faced puppet named Howdy Doody. A phenomenon in the business, Howdy has popped up from comparative obscurity to head man of the most popular TV show for children.
To the average American girl, between the ages of, say, 10 and 17, slumber parties are as important as pizza, add-a-beads and Judy Blume.
These familiar rhymes and fairy tales have delighted generations of children. With their 3-D lenticular covers and full-color puppet-like illustrations, these vintage Puppet Storybooks are more irresistible than ever!
This jolly marshmallow bunny birthday cake is adorable, especially light for children, and so easy to make!
Ronnie Howard, the red-haired moppet of "The Andy Griffith Show," is that rare child actor without guile and a Hollywood head.
The first 'children's liberation' album, 'Free To Be... You And Me' - featuring stars like Marlo Thomas, Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Diana Ross and Shirley Jones - was catchy, upbeat, and like nothing else, and by 1976, had sold half a million copies.
Today's toddlers ride in style in the sleek and racy, brightly-colored, low-slung plastic numbers like the Big Wheel from Marx - that whiz, spin, skid, slide, race and even roar.
Young Brooke Shields was just ten years old when she landed her first magazine cover. Despite her being best known now as an actress, author and fashi... Click to read more...
Imagine, up above the clouds enjoying a cheeseburger from McDonald's for lunch or dinner. McDonaldland cookies for dessert. There's even a McDonald's sausage biscuit for breakfast.
It’s a Small World after all: About Disneyland’s hugely-popular attraction for little Mouseketeers (1960s)
Surrounded by a flood of music as the boat glides along, one scene merges into another as the children of the Disneyland ride 'It's a Small World' sing and dance to the show’s lilting title tune.
Christmas goes to the dogs! Here are 8 adorable antique Christmas postcards with dogs, plus a tale of how some boys got together and gave their pups their own holiday party.
Christmas at Red Butte: A short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables (1909)
The short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery, 'Christmas at Red Butte,' was published after her best-known work, 'Anne of Green Gables,' first delighted readers. Read it for free here!
Every weekday morning for nearly 30 years (1955-1984), Captain Kangaroo said good morning to kids from TV sets across the country. Created by the Capt... Click to read more...
Every year, hundreds of children are suddenly stricken with infantile paralysis (polio). In the past, some lost the use of their breathing muscles and slowly stopped breathing.
These tongue-in-cheek ads, presenting child star Shirley Temple as a fashionable Hollywood screen siren with lots of cash, were a humorous way to introduce the 6-year-old girl's new film, "Baby Take a Bow."
We asked some very blunt questions -- and got 350,000 equally candid replies -- and a good deal of hope for the American family. Here's what people had to say.
Behind the unseeing eyes of Little Stevie Wonder there is music and rhythm. As he sits and talks, his hands beat jazz rhythm on imaginary bongos. It seems as if he is giving a beat to a tune playing in his mind.
How many of these cool old scratch-n-sniff stickers do you remember?
Below is an article published in 1961, reminiscing about the super-popular toys that were around for generations oh so long ago: rolling hoops and sti... Click to read more...
Walter and Santa Claus in NYC (1958) With Santa at Macy's at Herald Square, New York City Photo thanks to Walter Santa in 1979 or s... Click to read more...
Thirty-nine years before the classic movie The Wizard of Oz was released, the first title in the Oz series made its debut, and was an instant hit! Check out this The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book review from 1900.
Children learning from Romper Room teacher Jo Ann Federspiel (Photo courtesy of WRAL-TV/Capitol Broadcasting) Romper Room: "Real children doing real... Click to read more...
Mickey Rooney, an actor at the age of 11 months, veteran trooper at 10, and screen star at 16, writes his autobiography.