Category Archives: vintage

Photo: Helen Levitt, 1942 Advertisements

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Vinyl adventures

I’m looking for someone to refurbish these 50s dinette chairs. I know where to get new old-style vinyl. But I haven’t had any luck finding someone who will reupholster them for me. I especially want to preserve that swoopy white … Continue reading

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Free bungalow windows

Have I got some windows for you! Up for grabs are a half-dozen double-hung bungalow windows originally installed in a Chicago house built in the 1920s. They have a classic four-over-one construction. Their condition is very good, and I think … Continue reading

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Amazingly colorful 40s pics

The Library of Congress has released a mind-boggling collection of color photos from the late 1930s and early 40s. Annette del Sur publicizing the salvage campaign in the yard of the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, October 1942. Flip … Continue reading

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Old stove, new hat

Don’t let your need for a new stove upset your plans for a spring outfit! This is from Grazhina’s nifty collection on Picasa.

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Um …

I want whatever med these three are on.

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House history hopes

Having pleasantly little to do at work today, I got to amble around the Internet and found some more nifty sites for researching house history. I now think Historic Aerials is one of the coolest things I’ve seen recently. There … Continue reading

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