Why take the stairs while you can ride up in comfort inside one of these metalwork 'cage' style antique elevators, made with beautiful ornamental iron? Just tell the bellhop what floor you want.
What is the average lifespan for men and women in America? Among the curious things shown by the census of 1880 is the new data relative to the US life expectancy.
A Victorian garden party may extend from afternoon into evening, or it may be entirely an evening affair, in which case the lawn and shrubberies are lighted by Japanese lanterns cleverly put about the place.
Bold, rich coloring for houses of the era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away. It was ... Click to read more...
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.
The luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world -- and it soon became the most famous, too.
New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
After years of growth through various successful businesses, Detroit became a major transportation hub, and many Gilded Age mansions were built to the east and west of what is now downtown Detroit.
A society reporter is expected to see 'spacious apartments,' 'profusions of stately cut flowers,' and 'rich family plate' - where in reality, a lilliputian parlor and dining room contain a few vases of flowers, and some highly respectable but unmistakably modern silver.
In the United States, divorce increased two and a half times as fast as the population, and 2/3 of the divorces were granted on petition of the wife. See more Victorian divorce statistics here!
Today, many of the great desserts of old are being rediscovered and enjoyed - luxurious offerings like the Victorian classic Charlotte Russe.
Check out this collection of beautiful antique Victorian fireplaces -- mantels and grates -- with an elegant style to suit homes of the late 1800s.
Egg nog is thought to be originally an American institution, especially popular in the southern states during the holiday season. Here are 8 old-fashioned eggnog recipes for you to try.
The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.
A leader among art stove makers In the matter of ornamentation, our "Art Tile stove" is the leader among "Art stoves." Its mantle of embossed tiles... Click to read more...
The harmony of color (1893) From Sherwin-Williams Paint We often hear the remark "There goes a well-dressed lady," but we do not always think of... Click to read more...
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...
Here are six classic Victorian eggnog recipes for a party - because old-fashioned egg nog is considered the national drink for Christmas.
Get details of an old-fashioned Victorian bridal procession here! At the start, the wedding party, with the exception of the groom and his best man, assemble in the waiting rooms at the entrance to the church where the procession is formed.
A castle in the clouds Lavish expenditure of money: A thirty-thousand acre farm improved at an expense of $6,000,000 The Vanderbilt Mansion on a... Click to read more...
That exquisite pallor particular to pearls has been one of their greatest attractions to women, and since the stormy days of Cleopatra -- and who knows how long before? -- pearls have held their own in the affection of the sex.
Among the many plans adopted by young women as a means of support, there is one popular in New York: an actual tea room where the wearied shopper may go for the rest and refreshment of a cup of tea and a delicate cake.
The very latest fashions and follies in vogue "Happy is the bride that the sun shines on!" But those brides that have chosen these spring days, and... Click to read more...
The site was originally part of the spacious Colt estate, and it commands a magnificent view from its ridge-top location over the Park and the Connecticut River Valley to the east.