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The Mid Century Modernist

The Mid Century Modernist

Stephen Coles' really visual blog dedicated to the Modernist era of design from 1940 to 1970 (aka Mid-century Modern). Fantastic images, style and color! Use the left hand nav to browse specific topics, e.g.... Read More or Visit Site

Phil's Old Radios

Phil

This extensive collection of antique radios includes beautiful photos and detailed historical descriptions. The site also provides answers to beginners' frequently asked questions, step-by-step restoration... Read More or Visit Site

Kentucky Online Arts Resource

Kentucky Online Arts Resource

This huge online database from the Speed Art Museum is a rich trove of beautiful photos and reference information on pre-1950s Kentucky furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, and other... Read More or Visit Site

Sense & Sensibility Patterns

Sense & Sensibility Patterns

An extensive collection of photos and ephemera illustrating changing fashion styles from 1795 to 1959. Includes portraits, catalog pages, illustrations, patterns, and detailed historical descriptions of... Read More or Visit Site

Popeye's Thimble Theatre

Popeye

Bruce Shults takes us on a comprehensive Popeye fan tour, from the early comic strips to cartoons and collectible merchandise. This is the place to learn about about E.C. Segar, the brain behind the... Read More or Visit Site

MagicGallery.com

MagicGallery.com

This collection of hundreds of posters, cards and portaits from the 'golden age of magic' (1890-1930) is organized alphabetically by performer A-G, H-O, and P-Z. See for example the extensive Houdini... Read More or Visit Site

Oldfishinglure.com

Oldfishinglure.com

This site is sure to snag you with its great collection of fishing lures from the early 1900s. Includes lures from early makers like John Mann, Henry Loftie, James Heddon, Shakespeare Tackle, Pflueger, and... Read More or Visit Site

Decopix

Decopix

Randy Juster's survey of Art Deco imagery and reference on all things Deco. Includes pages on murals, houses, government and commercial buildings, advertisements, ornamental metalwork and more... from around... Read More or Visit Site

Eric's Trains

Eric

Eric Siegel's site displays his collection of O-gauge/O-scale trains, tracks, turntables, and other accessories. A link to Siegel's blog documents everything from the tunnels he’s building in his latest... Read More or Visit Site

Transistor Radio Design

Transistor Radio Design

James Butters' fun and creative website focusing on the design of 1950s and 60s pocket transistor radios. Highlights include beautiful close-up photos of some of the coolest design elements like dials and... Read More or Visit Site

Silver Bookmarks

Silver Bookmarks

Howie Schecter's incredible collection of over 1000 silver bookmarks dating back to 1865. Also includes some bookmarks made of gold, brass, bronze, copper, celluloid, pewter, silk, plastic, enamel, mother of... Read More or Visit Site

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection

Housed at the Library of Congress, this extensive assortment of Lincolniana ranges from original political cartoons and election tickets to presidential portraits and ephemera relating to the 16th President's... Read More or Visit Site