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30 Vintage Snaps of People Decorating Their Christmas Trees From the 1950s and 1960s

  The history of Christmas trees goes back to the symbolic use of evergreens in ancient Egypt and Rome and continues with the German tradition of candlelit Christmas trees first brought to America in the 1800s. Discover the history of…

15 Snaps of Children in Their Own ‘Safety’ Car Seats From the 1960s

  While baby car seats weren’t mandated by law in all 50 US states until 1986, they existed in some form for decades. Child seats for cars in the 1930s were among the first designed, though their purpose was primarily…

Zoot Suit Trousersv – 1940s Men’s Fashion That Trend Popular During the War Years

  A zoot suit is a men’s suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. This style of clothing became popular among the African American, Chicano, Filipino American, and Italian…

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Gaucho Pants of the 1970s

  Gaucho pants are wide-legged trousers for women with a cuff that ends around mid calf. Taking their name from pants once worn by South American cowboys, they were in style for a brief period in the early to mid-1970s….

Amazing Black and White Photos Capture SoCal’s Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From Between the Late 1960s and Early 1980s

  Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the photographer, who goes only by Spot, also snapped a treasure trove of photos…

Here’s What The Very First McDonald’s Restaurant Looked Like!

  The McDonald’s restaurant concept was introduced in San Bernardino, California by Dick and Mac McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire. It was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later bought out the…

52 Wonderful Color Pics Document the Trailer Life of an American Family During the 1950s

  These wonderful pics from Leon Reed were taken by his father Walter Reed that documented the trailer life of his family around the United States during the 1950s. Picnic by the side of the road, 1953 Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA,…

Lovely Vintage Photos of Kids With Their Pedal Cars

  When the automobile made its appearance, the pedal car soon followed. Pedal car history goes back to the 1890s when most were modeled from the real cars on the road at the time. Since their conception, pedal cars were…

These Old Photos Show What Gas Stations Looked Like in the US From the 1920s and 1940s

  Gas stations have long been a familiar sight on American roadways, serving as crucial pit stops for motorists on their journeys.However, the gas stations we encounter today bear little resemblance to their early counterparts from the 1920s and 1940s….

40 Cool Snaps Defined Fashion Styles of American Youth in the 1980s

  1980s fashion had heavy emphasis on expensive clothes and fashion accessories. Apparel tended to be very bright and vivid in appearance. Women expressed an image of wealth and success through shiny costume jewelry, such as large faux-gold earrings, pearl…