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A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wrapping all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. In fact, finding these objects, decorating with them and sharing them with others brings an instant feeling of comfort and joy. Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips... more...

American furniture of the 18th century is prized for its historical and artistic value by museums and collectors, and as a benchmark in design and craftsmanship by modern-day furniture makers.In the first part of the book, Jeffrey Greene chronicles the evolution of the design and construction of 18th-century furniture, drawing on historical influences and the tastes of the period. In the second part, he explains and illustrates the techniques of the... more...

In the early 20th century, postcards were one of the most important and popular expressions of holiday sentiment in American culture. Millions of such postcards circulated among networks of community and kin as part of a larger American postcard craze. However, their uses and meanings were far from universal. This book argues that holiday postcards circulated primarily among rural and small town, Northern, white women with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic... more...

Recreate your favorite 14" and 18" Shirley costumes will full size patterns & detailed instructions. Patterns include: reprint of 1930s underthings, dress, coat and hat; famous dotted dress, Bluebird dress, and Heidi dress. Also included are illustrations of original Shirley Temple dolls and clothes taken from old magazines-now you can make some of her more famous costumes for your dolls! Numerous b/w photos. 48 pages.

From poodle skirts, hot pants, and Lava lamps to Pogs, Pokemon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bad Fads takes a fresh and funny look at the games, gags, dances, and styles of yesterday. This entertaining and nostalgic book unearths many short-lived popular trends from the past 100 years, covering fashion (go-go boots and Farrah Fawcett hairdos), collectibles (Rubik's Cube and pet rocks), activities (3D movies and drive-in theaters), and events... more...


Though beer is one of the oldest beverages around, beer can collecting--particularly in the United States--really picked up steam in the 1930s when beer in cans first appeared. Since then, beer can collecting and breweriana has become vastly popular, with a variety of clubs and associations springing up across the country and around the world. Brewery collectibles became especially popular in the 1970s, and today breweriana remains a popular pastime,... more...

From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries into the ag industry, this colorful, fun, and fact-filled book profiles scores of farm tractor classics from the twentieth century. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights,... more...

50 20th century cocktail recipes, illustrated with vintage postcards Cocktail culture boomed in the United States after Prohibition, starting with the jazz-filled cocktail lounges and elegant supper clubs in New York City and, as rail and automotive travel advanced, flowing all the way to the postwar-era resorts and cabaret night spots of California and beyond. Barkeepers and mixologists across the country were developing... more...

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past or for family heirlooms handed down over generations and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and fleeting media moments in our age of fast capitalism. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia whose members remain loyal to the toys, television, and music... more...

The definitive story of pressure suits began long ago and has involved a great many people to obtain the present state of the art as this book well chronicles.  Many of these people were visionaries who anticipated the need for such highly specialized equipment long before it could actually be employed in any practical application.  A remarkable number of pressure suit designs were developed early on, the vast... more...