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A Popular Indoor Home Shelter from the War Years (11 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 23 Sep 2013   / 4158 views
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The Morrison shelter was created by John Baker and named after the Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison. The shelters came in home assembly kits and were 6 ft 6 in (2 m) long, 4 ft (1.2 m) wide and 2 ft 6 in (0.75 m) high and had a solid 1/8 in (3 mm) steel plate “table” top with wire mesh sides and a metal floor. 500,000 shelters were distributed by the end of 1941 and were given free to households with a combined income of less than $640(£400) per year in preparation for the expected German V-1 “Doodlebug” bomb attacks.

 

A Popular Indoor Home Shelter from the War Years

Inside the 1983 Sear Electronics Catalogue… (13 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 30 Aug 2013   / 6442 views
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Seeing how outdated this technology is now will blow your mind!
 

Inside the 1983 Sear Electronics Catalogue…

A Revealing Collection of Original Civil War Pictures (60 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 24 Aug 2013   / 6134 views
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These images record a significant period in history and are made up of 40 Union and 20 Confederate pictures.
 

A Revealing Collection of Original Civil War Pictures

A Shoe Store That’s Frozen in Time (63 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 13 Aug 2013   / 7292 views
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This store was open from the ‘40s to ‘60s until the owner fell ill and died. The shop was closed and remained as it was for over 40 years.
 

A Shoe Store That’s Frozen in Time

Photos of San Francisco City from Over 45 Years Ago (19 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 8 Aug 2013   / 4765 views
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These vintage pics were taken in 1967.
 

Photos of San Francisco City from Over 45 Years Ago

Defining Historical Moments Remembered through Great Old Photos (30 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 2 Aug 2013   / 8499 views
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Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla, 1894

Defining Historical Moments Remembered through Great Old Photos

A Soviet Soldier’s Handy Three-in-one Tool (5 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 30 Jul 2013   / 6792 views
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This cool piece of equipment is a saw, hatchet and shovel in one.
 

A Soviet Soldier’s Handy Three-in-one Tool

Vintage Photos of New York City in 1973 (32 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 27 Jul 2013   / 4660 views
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This was the year the World Trade Center was completed.
 

Vintage Photos of New York City in 1973

It’s Summer Time and the Weather Is Fine… (31 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 16 Jul 2013   / 6701 views
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Classic vintage photos show a 1969 New York City in summer.
 

It’s Summer Time and the Weather Is Fine…

Beauty Shops at the Beginning of the 20th Century (17 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 10 Jul 2013   / 7033 views
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This is what you could have expected to find when you went for a beauty treatment a century ago.
 

Beauty Shops at the Beginning of the 20th Century

Travel Through Time to the Late 1800s (33 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 6 Jul 2013   / 6598 views
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A few great old photos of people of New York City.
 

Travel Through Time to the Late 1800s
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