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Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

Cathy Gordon

With its vast galleries featuring clear images of jewelry and style, this site really covers it all! Divided up by countries (such as France, Germany, Mexico), designers (Miriam Haskell, Coro, Trifari),... Read More or Visit Site

Fashion-Era

Fashion-Era

Bursting at the seams with content, this site contains hundreds of pages of fashion and costume history, including pictures and reference information. Start with the sitemap for an overview of what's... Read More or Visit Site

Tupper Diva

Tupper Diva

Kristian McManus’ fresh, airtight collection of Tupperware catalogs and related ephemera from the 1950s and 60s. Also includes galleries of Tupperware postcards, dealer signs, toys, presentation... Read More or Visit Site

Cowan Pottery Museum Associates

Cowan Pottery Museum Associates

Dedicated to raising awareness of the ceramic art work of R. Guy Cowan and his Cowan Pottery Studio in northeastern Ohio (1912-1931), this site provides a nice snapshot of his life and work. In the photo... Read More or Visit Site

American Motels

American Motels

This fun site has a simple mission: To show off as many postcards as possible of 1950s and '60s American motels. Organized by state, the vintage postcards James Lileks has collected frequently show mundane,... Read More or Visit Site

Tech Model Railroad Club of MIT

Tech Model Railroad Club of MIT

MIT's model railroad club, as one might expect, has one of the best websites for learning about how people play with model trains. The site features videos, layouts, and project plans for the club's Tech... Read More or Visit Site

Antique and 19th Century Cameras

Antique and 19th Century Cameras

Rob Niederman’s homage to (and collection of) late 19th century wood cameras. This site contains extensive galleries with detailed information on the early wood, brass, and leather view cameras, multi-lens... Read More or Visit Site

Czech Book Covers

Czech Book Covers

This Smithsonian microsite showcases Czech avant-garde book cover designs from the 1920s and 30s, complete with high-res scans and design descriptions. Browse the collection by designer, author, or date of... Read More or Visit Site

International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society

International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society

This simple site features a beautiful collection of antique Chinese snuff bottles. Start on the categories page, where the collection is divided into seven types: glass, jade, metal, hardstone, organic,... Read More or Visit Site

Michael Jack's Transistor Radio Photos

Michael Jack

Michael Jack's great transistor radio collection includes stunning photos and great reference information on individual models. From the Regency TR-1 to the Panasonic 'Toot-a-Loop' unit from the early 1970s,... Read More or Visit Site

Saxquest

Saxquest

Mark Overton, who has a PhD in Molecular Biology, is also a devoted saxophonist, sax repairman, and horn historian, as a visit to Saxquest.com and its sister site, Saxophone.org, makes abundantly clear.... Read More or Visit Site

Wisconsin Historical Images

Wisconsin Historical Images

The Wisconsin Historical Society has really outdone themselves with these excellent galleries focused on the 1880s-1940s. Topics range from aviation to politics to service stations to cars and state fairs.... Read More or Visit Site