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Vintage View: Exploring a 1940’s High Schooler’s Home Ec Manual

"Why do you wear undergarments?" "Is your dress distinctive?" These are just a few of the topics covered in our latest retro find, a '40s home ec manual that's equal parts wisdom and dated humor. Read more »
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For the Bibliophiles: Gorgeous Photos of Vintage Library Books

Earlier this month, we met with Megan Prelinger of the Prelinger Library to learn about the amazing career she carved out for herself. But, there was so much fantastic photo fodder around the space, we just couldn't stop snapping everything around us! It was even harder to decide which pics made it into our post, so we decided to share a few extra shots! Read more »
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Vintage View: Italy in ‘Amore’ Lovely Light

Writer Cindy dives into the pages of her grandmother's vintage copy of Italia Mia to uncover Italy in the early 1970s. Read more »
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Vintage View: I Love Paris in the ’50s

As springtime approaches, we're pining for a Parisian holiday. Since we can't whisk ourselves over there right this very moment, we found the next best thing: vintage snapshots. Read more »
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Vintage View: Further Back with Andreas Feininger’s Photographs

We can never get enough of the pictorial relics of the Big Apple. We found a copy of the book New York in the Forties on the crowded shelves of a thrift store nearly 3,000 miles away! Read more »
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Page Turners: Inspiration from the Wonderful Andy Warhol

This holiday, for us, has been all about mid-century charm. When concepting our Holiday Gift Guide, graphic designer Ryan looked to the work of a well-known, ModCloth favorite – Andy Warhol! Read more »
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Welcome to Miami: Retro Beach Photos to Fall For

When I came across Ann Armbruster’s book The Life and Times of Miami Beach at local thrifting mecca Urban Ore, I immediately knew I had to add it to my collection of retro tomes. I whip it …

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Fave Finds: ModWriter Laura's Trio of Vintage Tomes

What and Where: San Francisco: A Sunset Pictorial (1969), found at Urban Ore, Berkeley; San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill (1972), found at Adobe Books, Mission District; and Starting From San Francisco: Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1967), found at Green Apple …

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