Old Soul Retro

By Old Soul Retro Gal | All things retro and nostalgic for your inner old soul.

The Old Days in Living Color: 26 Found Snaps of Beautiful Ladies Defined the Post-War Fashion Styles

Fashion in the years following World War II is characterized by the resurgence of haute couture after the austerity of the war years. Square …

World War II

Streamliner Trains that Oozed the Elegance of Old World Travel

<i>S</i>ay, can I get that train pamphlet in a framed poster? That’s not something you’re likely to wonder about any of the marketing coming out of today’s …

Trains

Aerosmith’s International Metro tour van found on “American Pickers”

It’s rusty but oh-so cool.

Stream Online the Complete “Lost” John Coltrane Album, Both Directions at Once

Expectations ran high when it was announced last month that a lost (!) John Coltrane album, <i>Both Directions at Once</i>, had been discovered by the family …

John Coltrane

Straight Out Of The 50s

1950s Fashion in Kodachrome – Vintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical …

Vintage

This 1956 Kitchen Hasn’t Been Touched For 50 Years

In a strange and unexpected discovery, furniture designer and creator Nathan Chandler found and bought a home that had remained sealed since 1956, …

Amazing Phoenix Arizona 1950s Time Capsule Ranch

<i>This amazing million dollar Phoenix, AZ house is just WAY to amazeballs not to re-post!*sigh* the is one of the dreamiest houses I’ve ever seen in</i> …

Dining Rooms

This 1950s Time Capsule House Hasn't Aged a Day

Nostalgic for the Cold War? Prefer to live in a world without the polio vaccine? You can come close. This model house in Dallas, originally built in …

Things the Soviets Made

<i>W</i>elcome comrade, to a special edition of Soviet “Show & Tell”, where we take a look back at the wackiest inventions and products that came out of the …

How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before The FBI Came Knocking

It was a Friday evening in 1975, and Woody Wise was driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, with his two kids in the car. He had picked them up …

These Rare Photos Of 1950s America Will Transport You To Another World

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Bathing Beauty<p>The woman in this picture was enjoying a Florida vacation and following the newest trend – snorkeling! Check out that full …

The absurdity of women’s clothing sizes, in one chart

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>Here are some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women's clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958. And a size 8 dress of 1958 doesn't even have a modern-day equivalent — the waist and bust measurements of a Mad …

25 Cool Snaps Show What the 1970s Teenagers Often Did When At Home

Teenager in the 1970s also had many hobbies today. They liked to hang out, party with friends, and especially go to bars and discos.<br>So what did they …

44 Amazing Color Photos Show How Las Vegas Has Changed From the 1960s

Las Vegas is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. …

A Brief Compendium of Vintage Hollywood Test Shots

<i>A</i>h, the pressures of Picture Day. Who can’t relate to the anxiety of getting that perfect shot for a yearbook, driver’s license, or, in this case, …

Cat Eye Frames - The Cool Glasses Style of Women From the 1950s

Cat eye glasses, sometimes called "cat eyes" or "cat glasses", are a shape of women's and sometimes men's eyewear. They have an upsweep at the outer …

The Brazilian Bombshell - Glamorous Photos of Young Carmen Miranda in the 1930s and 1940s

Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in 1909, Portuguese-Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress Carmen Miranda is noted for her signature …

The History of Swimwear

<i>by Sarah Ashlock</i><p>As summer is winding down, let's take a dive into a must-have beach staple: the swimsuit. From the Middle Ages through the 18th …

Mid-Century Library Posters

Learning how to navigate a library has always been a learning process. While libraries continued to grow in the 19th century, there wasn't an order …

Century of Progress: World's Fair

The Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of the World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. With technological innovation as its theme, the motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms."

Tippi Hedren's career help for Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s led to a thriving industry of nail salons

It ’s been reported that 80 percent of the nail-salon industry in California is dominated by Vietnamese immigrants, and nationwide they account for …

The original TV tapes of the Apollo 11 Moon landing are a precious part of history--and they are lost

On July 20, 1969, people gathered in front of their television sets, gazing at the remarkable images moving across the screen.<p>Here was a man walking …

Rare Photos of Actors Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart Enjoying a Day of Sailing in 1946

Bron 1913, Floyd McCarty spanned more than four decades (1929 - 1975) as a professional photographer. Although only attended school through the 7th …

48 Color Snapshots Show How Kitchens Were Like in the 1960s

Kitchens are really the heart of the home, and everyone uses them differently.<br>The era of the 1960s was a crazy, eclectic time. Many different styles, …