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Vintage Finds

A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Marke...

November 21, 2017

Six years ago, North Carolinian lawyer Frank Abrams unknowingly bought a rare photograph that experts believe shows Billy the Kid hanging out with the man who wou...

Beautiful Vintage Suitcase Dollhouses

November 9, 2017

Marisa and David of Queanbeyan, Australia make dollhouses out of beautiful old suitcases they come across. They combined David’s skills in carpentry with Marisa’s love of miniatures t...

This 1950s Pink Car Especially Made For Women Comes wit...

May 27, 2017

After World War II, women became a vital part of the American workforce. They were no longer confined to the roles of housewives or secretaries, they also started...

The SS Eastland Disaster That Killed 844

January 6, 2017

The Eastland was among the five boats transporting Western Electric workers with their families and friends to a park in Michigan City, Indiana, sailing across Lake Michigan. With ...

California Couple Inherits 50-Year-Old Bunker Beneath T...

December 21, 2016

When they bought the house, the Otcaseks were only told that the property had “an unusual feature”: a large, concrete-lined hole in the backyard. They were told t...

Photographer Uncovers 1,200 Rolls of Unprocessed Film F...

December 14, 2016

Levi Bettwieser, the creator of the The Rescued Film Project, has been finding and recovering rolls of “lost and forgotten” film for years. Last year, Bettwieser ...

The Baffling Mystery of the Oak Island Money Pit

December 13, 2016

For the last 200 hundred years, Oak Island, on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, has been a quite popular among treasure hunters. Investigators are particularly inter...

The Violin Behind the Titanic's Sinking Song

December 1, 2016

Hartley's body was pulled from the water days after the April 1912 sinking -- he still had his violin case strapped to his back. The violin played by bandleader Wallace Hartley...

The Oldest Unopened Bottle of Wine in The World Dates B...

November 23, 2016

The wine bottle dates back to between 325 and 359 AD, and was discovered in 1867 during an excavation at a 4th-century tomb of a Roman nobleman in Germany. It is ...

Couple Discover Fortune Hidden in Their Ceiling for 60 ...

October 24, 2016

Imgur use Branik12was remodeling his house when he stumbled upon a mysterious old box. He decided to share his discovery to the Reddit community, he wrote He wrot...

This 10,000-Year-Old Spruce Found in Sweden is Believed...

September 15, 2016

Back in 2008, a team of researchers led by Leif Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Sweden's Umeaa University, found the world's oldest tree - a spruce th...

20-Million Dollar Ming Jar Used as an Umbrella Stand

September 14, 2016

For years the owner of this porcelain jar had thought that it dated back to the 18th-century and, although it was beautifully decorated, was not worth much. In fact, th...

Ship that Disappeared in Lake Michigan Discovered in Pe...

September 10, 2016

116 years ago, the steamboat was lost in the depths of Lake Michigan. It had been on its way from Milwaukee to Muskegon when it went down on February 12th, 1899,...

WWII Bunker Used To Guard Britain's Cliffs Against The ...

August 11, 2016

You've probably seen a lot of amazing home transformations by now, but this one has just leveled things up. For starters, this isn't just your usual old barn turn...

What 8th Grade Tests Looked Liked 100 Years ago

July 25, 2016

This 1912 test paper for 8th graders in Bullitt County, Kentucky, was recently discovered. A “Common Exam,” students were to take this test at the end of each school year. A...

While Watching Antiques Roadshow, She Realized Somethin...

July 24, 2016

The owner of this 1959 Édouard Cortès oil painting was watching an episode of Antiques Roadshow. In the feedback booth, a gentleman was describing how his own Cor...

This 2,000-Year-Old Roman Shoe Was Recently Found in a ...

July 19, 2016

When the Romans pushed their way north into the German provinces, they built The Saalburg (circa 90 AD) fort to protect the boundary between the Roman Empire and ...

A Look at 34 Historical Artifacts That Capture Moments,...

July 13, 2016

Artifacts — the things we make and use — are part of our history. If we know how to look at them, they can be sources for better understanding our past. Artifact...

After 10 Years Of Work, A 2,000 Year Old “Computer” Is ...

June 27, 2016

A small, corroded piece of bronze found in an underwater shipwreck in 1901 captivated archaeologists more than the coins, jewelry and sculptures from the wrec...

In Color: 20 Amazing Rare Photos Of Tutankhamun's Disco...

June 25, 2016

After years of extensive search, British Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter finally found the steps to the burial chamber of Tutankhamun (alternatively ...

The Amazing Folding Mini-Motel Caravan of 1959

June 25, 2016

Somewhat forgotten in automobile history is the fantastic folding Mini-Motel caravan from 1959. The Mini-Motel was originally produced by a company called Portaplas based in ...

These Vintage Cars Were Trapped in the Tunnels for Deca...

June 14, 2016

A collection of two dozen vintage cars has been rotting away in a Liverpool tunnel for years. The tunnel used to be a garage, but when portions of the tunnel coll...

Watch: A Unique 3-Way Revolver Made in the 1870s

June 10, 2016

The "Apache Revolver" or "Apache Knuckleduster", was invented in Belgium by Lambert Dolne. Around 7,000 of these were made in the 1870s and they are considered to be one of...

Vintage Photos of New York Street Scenes Found in Home'...

June 9, 2016

In 2009, while Soren Larson was going through the odds and end on his aunt's attic, he found a treasure trove: a remarkable collection of New York street scene ph...

This Unique Wartime Aircraft Collection Spent 40 Years ...

June 1, 2016

Every now and then, an old garage, abandoned warehouse or derelict hangar turns up a trove of vintage treasures. Such is the case with this Texas barn when a mind...

They Found These Inside a 150-Year-Old Sunken Steamboat...

May 27, 2016

Loaded with around 200 tons of supplies for 16 towns, the Steamboat Arabia left Kansas up the Missouri River in 1856 on one of her routine trips... and what’s goi...

Photographer Discovers Vintage Photos Of Motherhood Fro...

May 8, 2016

83-year-old renowned photographer Ken Heyman discovered a forgotten treasure while going through his storage boxes. Inside a box labeled “Mothers” are beautiful p...

U.S. Intelligence Officer Wrote A Letter to His Son Usi...

January 10, 2016

At the end of the Second World War, U.S. intelligence officer Richard Helms, who later became the Director of the CIA, penned a letter to his 3-year-old son... T...

War Veteran Wept After This Was Found In A Thrift Store...

November 28, 2015

Bill Moore is a father and a war hero. He had witnessed the unimaginable horrors of war, but nothing could prepare him for what a woman stumbled upon in the sleev...

18 Weird Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas From Vintage Ads

November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most traditional holiday meal, usually celebrated with tried-and-true recipes from Grandma’s kitchen. These Thanksgiving dinner ideas, ...

Dozens of Century-Old Documents Discovered In Birds' Ne...

November 10, 2015

During the restoration of 15th century Assumption Cathedral in Russia, workers stumbled upon several birds’ nest built throughout the building’s decaying roof. A...

This Photo Album Was Kept Secret For 60 Years. The Phot...

October 4, 2015

French screenwriter and director Sebastien Lifshitz has been collecting vintage pictures and photo albums he could find from thrift stores and flea market, and he...

Incredible Century-Old Secret Hidden Behind Oklahoma Hi...

September 30, 2015

During the winter months of 1917, one classroom in Oklahoma City received new blackboards. And as the years passed, with a couple of renovations here and there, t...

This Man Went Shopping At A Local GoodWill. What He Lef...

September 13, 2015

Sometimes we throw or give things out because we have no use for them. But what might be useless to us might be pretty much valuable to others. Such was the case...

This Mysterious Room In Paris Hasn’t Been Opened For 68...

August 20, 2015

Madame de Florian was just 23 years old when she fled Paris, France, to escape the Nazi raid in 1942. She locked up her apartment and never came back. She died ...

10 Simple Yet Brilliant Lifehacks From 100 Years Ago

April 20, 2015

In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into cigarette packs to strengthen the paper container. Later on they decided to put artwork...