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International Arcade Museum

International Arcade Museum

This site boasts more than 13,000 pages of educational content on arcade and coin-op collecting, including innumerable photos of vintage pinball machines, slot machines, video games and jukeboxes. Browse by... Read More or Visit Site

Airfix Model Railways

Airfix Model Railways

Dave McCarthy's Airfix Model Railway treasure trove is an in-depth archive of the company's plastic railway kits from the 1950s and 60s and its Railway System of the 70s. The site showcases high resolution... 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

Costume Collection, National Museum of American History

Costume Collection, National Museum of American History

Women’s dresses are the most requested objects in the Smithsonian’s 30,000-piece Costume Collection, so the institution has made roughly 70 of it best dresses available online. Examples include... Read More or Visit Site

TheComicBooks.com

TheComicBooks.com

Jamie Coville's in-progress ode to the history of 20th century comic books. Start with his Newsstand Period Part 1 (1922-1955), a rich history of the artists and entrepreneurs behind early comics, laced with... Read More or Visit Site

Instruments for Science

Instruments for Science

This Smithsonian exhibit lets you view or download PDFs of entire manufacturers catalogs for early scientific instruments. Browse by company or type of instrument. Includes Bausch and Lomb microscopes, Carl... Read More or Visit Site

The Show Room

The Show Room

This gallery at Dave's Show Rod Rally features model show rods from 1960 to 2001. Favorites include the 1958 Thunderbird, Fireball 500, Magnum GT II, and even the car from the original "Mission Impossible."... Read More or Visit Site

The American Museum of Photography

The American Museum of Photography

The fact that the American Museum of Photography's online holdings are eclectic should not be surprising since photography itself is equally so. Thus, you'll find everything from grainy William Henry Fox... Read More or Visit Site

Vintage Football Card Gallery

Vintage Football Card Gallery

This great database of pro and collegiate football cards from the 1950s and 1960s offers scanned images of cards for hundreds of players, cross-indexed by team, player, set, college, and position. Start with... Read More or Visit Site

Virtual Typewriter Museum

Virtual Typewriter Museum

This comprehensive site, a group effort, features a huge and beautiful collection browsable by brand and era, plus related collectibles (e.g. accessories). Also includes a history section, and a library with... Read More or Visit Site

Aviation Models

Aviation Models

Peter Jackson and friends have put together this great gallery of travel agent airline display models. The photo gallery includes cutaway models, metal models, and models of various scales and sizes. There's... Read More or Visit Site

Piggy Banks and Famous Potteries

Piggy Banks and Famous Potteries

Roger Owen's showcase of over 180 beautiful 20th century British and European piggy banks, with background on their manufacture and the potteries that made them. Includes beautiful high res photos of piggy... Read More or Visit Site