Have a look at 126 of the most popular toys from the ’40s that millions of kids found under their Christmas trees back in 1948, courtesy of Santa… or from mom and dad.
If you’d like to celebrate an proper Edwardian-style Christmas, here are lots of ideas for you! Get inspired by these recipes, decor tips, vintage images and lots more.
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.
For nearly 30 years, Captain Kangaroo said good morning to kids across the country. Here, meet Bob Keeshan, the man behind the beloved character!
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.
Take a look at the top 50 old-fashioned baby names for girls from 1900 for a few names that don’t even rank in the top 1000 today.
While the term “early infantile autism” was first coined by Dr Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1943, for decades beyond that, autism
Musical fantasy is a tour of the body “The Incredible, Indelible, Magical, Physical, Mystery Trip,” a highly-acclaimed presentation in the prize-winning “ABC Afterschool Specials” series
39 years before the classic movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was released, see what people had to say about ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ book back in 1900!
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!
Every year, hundreds of children were stricken with polio. Before testing iron lung machines on humans, two dozen cats had to die under anesthetic.
Mickey Rooney, an actor at the age of 11 months, veteran trooper at 10, and screen star at 16, writes his autobiography.
Children’s activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact “home saver” A separate little world for the youngsters of your house . . .
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.
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.
These ads showing child star Shirley Temple as a fashionable Hollywood screen siren, were a humorous way to introduce the 6-year-old girl’s film, ‘Baby Take a Bow.’
True autism is defined by specific characteristics — characteristics guaranteed to have any mother, babysitter, and even many doctors climbing the wall.
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
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.
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!
Here are vintage Victorian directions for a Marie Antoinette dress sewing pattern for a little girl, trimmed with bias ruffles, and headed with a bais band of satin.
Readers worldwide were delighted to learn of a book discovery in 2015: What Pet Should I Get? by the famous children’s author Dr Seuss.
How to give a preschooler something fun to do. And something fun to learn. (1966) The Mattel-O-Phone talks, teaches, and works like real. The voice
A storybook party Is it a party, a parade, or pageant? Actually, it can be all three — or any one you choose. These storybook
Romper Room: “Real children doing real things” By Anna Quindlen, N Y Times Perhaps no one in America publicly exhibits such unalloyed pep, good humor,
The Runaway Doll, an illustrated vintage rebus story Boy Blue was playing in the nursery with his blocks and his box of tin soldiers… MORE:
At least 5 million youngsters in this country have tried marijuana. They’re not delinquents or from urban slums. They’re kids you know. Maybe your own.
In choosing Christmas gifts for the children, avoid complicated or fragile articles that give pleasure only for a short time. Here are some ideas.
Celebrity baby photos at David Niven Jr’s restaurant include those of Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, little, big-eyed, Natalie Wood, and debonair Edwardian Cary Grant.
How kids grow up in Hollywood: Despite all the glamor, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin live home lives similar to millions of other growing girls
No matter how independent teenagers may sound when they’re talking about furniture, they still need guidance… Here are pieces that easily please all concerned – without a family scene. They’re in good taste and all have growth potential.
Take a look back here at Woman’s Day covers during the year 1950, and marvel at how much magazine marketing, photography and graphic design have changed.
Over the years and across the miles, tricycle riding we go! Check out our collection of vintage pictures of old trikes, along with some cute
One of the benefits of having a prominent photographer for a father? Your childhood is well-documented. Here are five photos of Aileen Havlin Harris, who
Idea factory: Color a bird Johnny drew a bird for grandma to put up in her kitchen Idea factory: Paper flowers Jackie colored paper
Ten years of Temple Shirley has faced the problem of growing up The little girl who led the movie-star popularity list during the first three