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#love is a picnic on a rolling hillside...  {hand colored vintage image}  [valentine's day tribute brought to you by www.historicpictoric.com]

Here are Valentine Pictures featuring lots of cupids, hearts, and flowers. There's even the image of two cupids stoking a fire inside of a large heart.

if I could own a snake and walk it too I would!

burlesque dancer, zorita, walks her pet snake. I need to see if there's a picture of my Pinkerton detective aunt walking her pet prairie dog :)

These are several vintage photos show how to wear a crinoline in the Victorian Era.     Delivering crinoline hoop skirts, 1858      Deliveri...

Woman wearing a crinoline being dressed with the aid of long poles to lift her dress over the hoops, 1860

January 1939. "Housewife boiling clothes - Chicot Farms, Arkansas." Note the primitive nature of this washer -- it doesn't even have a "simmer" setting. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

My mom remembers her grandmother washing clothes this Oklahoma. Housewife boiling clothes - Chicot Farms, Arkansas, January, Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

Gypsy boy and dog, England. 1920

Gypsy boy and dog, circa England. From the Museum of English Rural Life. Bet that little doggy had a rough life, not to mention the little boy.

Nurses playing soccer 1940's

1939 Red Cross Nurses - NEVER forget to have fun.even Nurses during wartime remembered to kick up their heels!


Fascinating Photos of Mid-Century Carnival Life

Circus Caravans C. Have found a handful of black & white photographs of these circus caravans that are remarkable!

Anne Frank: Anne, like the others, finds it difficult hiding in the Secret Annex. They can never go outside, and always have to be careful. It's very tense. Anne uses her diary to get her frustrations off her chest. http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/

A very young Anne Frank, that photo was taken September 11 - 1934 in Bad Aachen, Germany (she was 5 years old). What a lovely little lady :)

a cup of tea, a cookie....and you-hoo...

Is this why it's called cup size? (failed trends) Woman with Cups and Saucers - Coffee, tea and her.My tea cups bring all the boys to the yard

10 Steps to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree

10 Steps to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree

Vintage family photo album and documents - Andrew Bret Wallis/Digital Vision/Getty Images

General Tom Thumb by Matthew Brady

"Tom Thumb, full-length portrait, facing front, standing on table." Half-plate daguerreotype c. from the studio of Mathew Brady, my grandmas cousin