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Candy Container Collectors of America

Candy Container Collectors of America

A reference site on glass and plastic collectible candy containers, featuring galleries of container photos ranging from animals and automobiles to wagons and windmills. Also includes examples of early candy... Read More or Visit Site

Modernism

Modernism

This archived overview produced by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers thumbnail sketches of the design movements between 1880 and 1940 that comprised Modernism. Use the timeline to browse more than 250... Read More or Visit Site

Cliff House Project

Cliff House Project

Gary Stark’s encyclopedic website is dedicated to photos and historical information on San Francisco’s legendary Cliff House, which was built and rebuilt between 1863 and 2004. The grandest incarnation of... Read More or Visit Site

The Beachhead

The Beachhead

Mark Wright’s G.I. Joe site, The Beachhead, has everything a fan of the original action figure could want. Click on Platoon Photos and you’ll see images of vintage Joes. Head over to the Maintenance Depot... Read More or Visit Site

Petroliana.co.uk

Petroliana.co.uk

Alan Chandler’s impressive collection of early British and European petroliana, including galleries with beautiful photos of pumps, globes, signs, light boxes, and other automobilia. Many items feature... Read More or Visit Site

Richard Mores Paperweight Photo Albums

Richard Mores Paperweight Photo Albums

Richard More’s stunning gallery of glass paperweights produced by the Ysart family from 1946 to 1980 (Ysart Brothers Glass, Vasart Glass Ltd., and Strathearn Glass Ltd). Scroll to the bottom to see the five... Read More or Visit Site

TelegraphKeys.com

TelegraphKeys.com

Whether you are into straight keys from the middle of the 19th century, electronic keys from the middle of the 20th century, telegraph toys, or tips on how to restore the wood and metal parts on your old... Read More or Visit Site

London Stereoscopic Company

London Stereoscopic Company

Remember the days before television, video, and the Internet? London Stereo sure does. This handsome site, a labor of love for Elena Vidal and Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May, chronicles the history of the... Read More or Visit Site

Jim's Antique Radio Museum

Jim

Jim Tripp's showcase of radios from the 1920s to late 1950s, organized by style and theme (wood, console, plastic, metal, military, car, novelty, etc). What sets this site apart is the diversity of sets that... Read More or Visit Site

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library's impressive Digital Gallery offers free access to over 500,000 historical images including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs,... Read More or Visit Site

Rene Rondeau's Antique Phonograph Museum

Rene Rondeau

A collector since age 12, René Rondeau's site showcases the early history of recorded sound, with great photos and detail of late 1800s/early 1900s recording machines. The site covers tinfoil, cylinder and... Read More or Visit Site

Morning Dress Guide

Morning Dress Guide

The morning coat is the epitome of men’s formal daywear. With its horizontal seam at the waist, cutaway skirt, and archaic buttons in the back, the coat has been a favorite of British aristocrats since the... Read More or Visit Site