Starting when it first flew in the 1960s, the famous Boeing 747 jet airliner was not only bigger and more powerful than any other plane, was also a major technological marvel. The aircraft not only changed travel on an international scale, it provided a huge boost to thousands of businesses.
Through this rare collection of photographs and other ephemera, see what New York’s classically elegant old Ritz-Carlton Hotel was like once upon a time, starting when it opened in 1911.
Onboard these old Deluxe Overland Limited trains, every hotel luxury could be found – including a barber shop, valet service, a library, buffet meals, a mens’ clubroom, and a cafe dining car. Take a look!
Take a scented stroll down memory lane with this look back at some of the most popular vintage perfumes from the ’80s, from both fashion designers and drugstores.
Look back at the experience passengers in the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties could expect when they sailed the high seas in high style on these fabulous old cruise ships.
See what it looked like inside the Titanic – the interiors of fancy lounges, dining rooms, first-class cabins and other luxurious delights – before the ship sunk to the ocean floor on her maiden voyage in 1912.
New York City’s luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America’s first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, it was considered the finest hotel in the world – and soon became the most famous, too.
As you can see here, there was no single architectural style of these Southern mansions & plantation homes – but what they all had in common is that they were intended to be beautiful and showy.
Inside the rambling 160-room Winchester Mystery House, doors lead into blank walls, staircases end in midair, trap doors spring to the floors below, and elevators rise through the roof.
The Cadillac innovation mentioned herein was a two-speed rear axle, combined with a door-mounted, electrically-operated shifter which allowed the driver to change the rear axle
The 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado had impressive looks. Elegant interiors. And the incomparable handling of front-wheel drive.
This collection of vintage evening gowns is so over-the-top, you don’t have to even like fashion to appreciate the oomph factor of these formal dresses.
The doors of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, a 36-year-old internationally-known institution, closed May 1, 1929. Noisy wreckers will clank in to tear it down. The old generation passes with a sigh. The new era enters with a roar.
Take a stroll back to the late 1800s and early 1900s to see some of the grand homes and mansions that lined New York City’s famed Fifth Avenue.
The newly completed mansion of Mr Claus Spreckels, on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street, is the supreme representative of the tendency toward a higher and more substantial domestic architecture in the city.
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The Eldorado by Cadillac It looks to be exactly what it is — the world’s most elegant personal car. And, with its 8.2 litre engine, it acts the part.
The de Tomaso Pantera. Around $10,000.* In Italy, men build cars with passion. One of them is Alejandro de Tomaso. And this is his car.