With so many questions as to what Depression glass really is, it is important to learn the history behind Depression glass so you can get a true understanding of the beautiful glass and why we value it so much.
Women’s participation in WWII is always acknowledged but rarely given the significance it deserves.
Norman Rockwell was born on February 3 1894 in New York City to his parents Jarvis Waring and Ann Mary Rockwell (nee Hill).
Description of the various types of Valentine Cards in the 1940s and 1950s.
A short history of how the pedal car began and it's continued development.
A short synopsis of the types of glassware manufactured in the United States before, during, and after the depression.
The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time was a list compiled by TV Guide, which included the 50 greatest American game shows ever. The detailed list with summaries was the cover story on the January 27, 2001 issue of the magazine. Many game show fanatics and experts were skeptical of the list, arguing that many shows were ranked higher than where they deserved to be ranked and that some did not even belong on the list at all.
Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a solo artist with great success in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the "bobby soxers". His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1954 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The origin of cookie jars began in Britain. First known as biscuit jars, their first use began at the end of the 18th century. These early cookie jars usually found in grocery stores were usually made of glass with metal lids. The more early types were cylinder shapes with floral or leaf painted decoration. It wasn’t until 1930 that stoneware became the predominant material for American cookie jars.
It must have been a crushing blow. It was 1934, the depths of the Great Depression. Charles Darrow was unemployed. But, he had an idea. Actually, he had a board game. He called the game Monopoly. He liked the board game and felt it was his ticket to financial success and out of the desperation of the depression. Darrow had taken his game to the famous Parker Brothers game company to publish and help him sell.
For many, Route 66 is in their blood – they grew up on the old highway, traveled the road with their parents when they were kids, or, perhaps, even pumped gas at one of those vintage filling stations that actually knew what the term “customer service” meant.
You still love Route 66, the "Mother Road." Or, you're too young to actually have traveled that road...but you're lured by its lore. You love Southwestern scenery and marvel at natural wonders. Does this describe YOU? Then, it's time you plan an adventuresome road trip through fabled Route 66 terrain, traversed in these modern days by the Interstate 40 superhighway.
Since the 1960s, touring across America and looking for adventure has become synonymous with driving down Route 66. Immortalized in film, songs and books, the highway from Los Angeles to Chicago may have changed since the original route that John Steinbeck called the "Mother Road", but it is still easy to take a detour down the most famous highway in American history.
Leave the interstate behind and discover America with the classic road trip down Route 66. Running from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending in Los Angeles for a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km), this legendary American road passes through the heart of the United States on a trip that takes in some of the countries most archetypal roadside scenes.
If you were to make a list of your favorite indoor board games what would you include? Would chess be one of them? Or are you Life or Scrabble fan? There are a large number of board games that are classics and have stood the test of time. These people often have a large collection of them and they are always looking for something new. But, the fact is, that some games are must-haves. These games have transcended generations and we hold them dear to our hearts.
Checkers board game has a long fascinating history of more than 3000 years, which qualifies it as one of the most traditional game in civilization. The earliest checkers board was believed to have originated from ancient Egypt, which has been mentioned by Plato and Homer in 1600 BC. Then, the game pieces were known as "ferses" and the game is called "Fierges" , instead of checkers.
Take for example the Mini Skirt. Mary Quant, chanteuse of the swinging 60’s Carnaby Street, is credited as the first to reveal the ultra-short miniskirt. The mini was shocking, and not since the 20’s flapper had exposing your knee caused such a stir. Respectable ladies wore skirts at knee length, and young girls were supposed to follow the respectable path, but something happened when the daring Quant shortened skirts, and the world went mod.
These days kitchen décor comes in all colors, sizes and eras. The newest trend in kitchens today is the retro kitchen design look. Painted cabinets, glass knobs, and vintage linens combined with new appliances that have a retro look can give you a unique and functional kitchen. This kitchen design trend includes everything from chrome and vinyl kitchen tables and chairs to the familar kidney shaped glass coffee tables that were prominent in the 1950's and '60s.
Ford intends to produce a retro-styled Mustang to captivate the fetishes of auto aficionados. The planned version of Mustang will start with a Bullitt edition and it will be introduced next year. The automaker also plans to add a high-output version of Lincoln MKS.
The term “Retro” refers to old fashioned, or old and functioning like something that is timeless or considered a classic. Retro home style deeply relies on accessories and choosing the right ones to give it a fun and funky look.