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DIY Decorating Project: Mom’s Fabulous 50’s Kitchen

Jun 21, 2017 |  Retro Staff No Comments

  We recently came across a blog that features a gorgeous 1950’s kitchen decorating project that we just had to share! The author of the blog, Kim Baer Cowden, describes how her mother and stepdad took the kitchen in their newly purchased home from rundown 1970’s grungy to 1950’s fabulous.     The photos in

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Public Telephone History

Oct 20, 2011 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Most people know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. But did you know that the first public phone was installed in 1878? And it came with a little something extra—an attendant! This was necessary because early pay telephones were not able to accept coins. How it worked was the attendant initiated the

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