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Other Retro Pages
If you are interested in the generations, and how we change over time, have I got some books for you!:
Roaring '20s Gangster Dollars
Candies in the 70s - Le Freak, C'est Chic!
Retro Places of Interest -
RETRO SPECTIVE : SURVEY OF THE DECADES PAST...
Other Lovely Retro Pages!
What Would I Do with out the Newspaper Archive? Better than any history book or documentary - old newspapers are more truthful and give a far more accurate picture of what we were like "back then"!
No re-writing of history, no politically correct filter - just the naked truth! I could spend all day reading old newspapers! The only way to get to know a decade - if such a thing is possible.
Carol Wright Gifts (www.carolwrightgifts.com) is a catalog and a website. Established in 1972, Carol Wright Gifts features a diverse range of categories including Personal Care, Home Furnishings, Kitchen & Dining, Outdoor & Garden, Household Helpers, Women's & Men's Apparel, Shoes & Slippers, Leisure Travel, Clearance and As Seen On TV products.
Read about the history of ESPRIT. Did you know Esprit started out in San Francisco?The History Of Pyrex - Did you know that the first PYREX "Baking Dishes" were actually the bottoms of two sawed-off battery jars made from low-expansion glasses? That we have a gal named Bessie Littleton to thank for the wonder that are Pyrex baking dishes? It seems in 1913, Bessie convinced her husband, a scientist at Corning Glass Works, to bring her those battery jars and then promptly used them to bake a cake! It must have been one darn good one too, because on May 18, 1915, Boston department store Jordan Marsh placed the first PYREX bakeware order. Read the full "Bessie and the Battery Jars" Story! New: Bessie's Son Harvey's recollections
adidas began in 1920, when Adi Dassler made his first shoes using the few materials available after the First World War. The first Adi Dassler sports shoes produced after the Second World War are made using canvas and rubber from American fuel tanks. (Now they make them out of different things...). Here's the full adidas history! Here is some 1970s adidas fashion that I have come across.
The first Macy's store opened in 1858 and sold "Fancy Dry Goods". Macy's went on to start many other time honored traditions such as the first in-store Santa in 1862, the first female store manager in 1866 and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's is truly an icon in American History. If you are a Macy's Shopper, here is my big list of all the current macys.com coupons.
Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. has been around since 1904. On the bottom of the home page there is a nice timeline depiction of the company's history. If you are a sports nut, or you are married to one, this store will keep you flush with the perfect gift for your nut for the next 1000 years. For example, you can get the jersey Shaun Alexander wore during his rookie year with the Seahawks...
Kelloggs is celebrating it's 100th Birthday and has a retrospective of their advertising for the entire 100 year period! I am trying to borrow some for Retro Housewife, but in the meantime, you can find it here.
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Time slips away, and suddenly that which seemed ordinary is now precious. Share your bit of history with us!
Send me an email and let me know! Tell us what it was like in the 40s, 50s, 60s or any other time or place.
It is NOT Silly or Trivial!
It Does Matter!
I found the ship manifest with my fathers family on it when they emigrated to the US. It is amazing what you can find!
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