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Chess Museum

Chess Museum

Many chess websites focus on the principles of the game and the tactics and strategies to help you win. Nicholas R. Lanier’s Chess Museum devotes itself to the pieces—from traditional Staunton style in... Read More or Visit Site

American Package Museum

American Package Museum

Ian House's gallery of early 20th Century American package designs. Browse the exhibits in slide show mode or view the full index of your favorite brand names. It's all here, from Q-Tips to Heinz Spaghetti to... Read More or Visit Site

Cereal Box Archive

Cereal Box Archive

Hungry? Dan Goodsell's archive of hundreds of cereal box images from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s will take you right back to the primordial dawn of sugar cereal. Browsable by manufacturer and brand, includes all... Read More or Visit Site

The Ford Cortina Web Site

The Ford Cortina Web Site

‘Drives Like Fun, Saves Like Crazy’ was the Ford Cortina marketing slogan, and this site certainly lives up to the fun part. Click through the splash screen to get to the main menu, and you’ll find a map... Read More or Visit Site

Brownie Box Cameras

Brownie Box Cameras

At Brownie Box Cameras, collector Remy Steller traces the evolution of Kodak’s inexpensive box-shaped Brownie, from its introduction in 1900 to its final production year in 1962. Steller offers visitors... Read More or Visit Site

The Civil War

The Civil War

Paul McWhorter’s amazing reference site tells the story of the Civil War through high resolution scans of Harpers Weekly newspapers. Don’t miss these over 7,000 pages of content on topics ranging from key... Read More or Visit Site

Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

Bi-metallic coins have been around since the 17th century, when a copper wedge was added to the English farthing to prevent its forgery. These modest beginnings, as well as the coin’s eye-catching present,... Read More or Visit Site

Market Street Railway

Market Street Railway

This website is the virtual companion to the entirely functional, outdoor museum of vintage streetcars serving riders on the streets of San Francisco. It includes great illustrations of PCC and other vintage... Read More or Visit Site

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive site hosts collections of artifacts related to postal operations and philatelic history, and... 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

Matchbox.de

Matchbox.de

This gallery of Matchbox model cars and other vehicles from the 1970s is worth cruising if you ever had (or wanted) Matchbox toys as a kid. Browsable by model year, each vehicle is pictured in front of its... Read More or Visit Site

Baldwin Library of Childrens Literature

Baldwin Library of Childrens Literature

If you’re interested in collectible children's books, check out this special digital collection from the University of Florida, which includes magnificent, high resolution scans of early classics like Alice... Read More or Visit Site