Vintage Finds

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 with Lipstick Holder and a Pink Umbrella

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...

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 Their New Home

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 w...

Photographer Uncovers 1,200 Rolls of Unprocessed Film From the 1950s

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, B...

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 Back to Between 325 and 359 AD

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 n...

Couple Discover Fortune Hidden in Their Ceiling for 60 Years

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 wr...

This 10,000-Year-Old Spruce Found in Sweden is Believed to be The World's Oldest Tree

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'...

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 Perfect Condition 116 Years Later

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 ...

WWII Bunker Used To Guard Britain's Cliffs Against The Nazis Underwent Amazing Transformation

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 ...

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 Something Big About Her 40-Year-Old Painting!

July 24, 2016

The owner of this 1959 Édouard Cortès oil painting was watching an episode of Antiques Roadshow. In the feedback booth, a gentle...

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

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, Reflect Changes and Tell Stories of the Past

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 fo...

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