Collecting Beatles Music

Vintage Beatles Music

Any true music fan will eagerly rattle off the names of the four men that comprised The Beatles, perhaps the most popular and influential band the world of music has ever seen. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Many fans will even take it the next step and give credit to original drummer Pete Best. But there’s more to their story than the band’s wild success in the 1960′s. It all began in 1957. John Lennon was just a boy of 17 when he started his first band, The Black Jacks, with a childhood friend. After playing a few local gigs, they then changed their name to … Continue reading

Collecting Old Cookbooks

Collecting Cookbooks

America’s cooking culture really gained momentum in the 1950s as homemakers were preparing economic meals for their families at home. Entire families took advantage of the dinner meal to gather around the table and discuss the events of the day. Cookbooks and the recipes they contained played an important role in this social interaction. The 1950s was also a decade that saw servicemen returning from WWII and with them, came knowledge of different kinds of foods from different countries. These were gradually introduced into the mainstream of American culture, filtered through cookbooks. The Early History The first American cookbooks started playing a role in family life back in the 1700s. … Continue reading

Collecting Milk Bottles

Collecting Milk Bottles

The hobby of collecting old milk bottles is on the rise. In the early 1900s, the American economy was heavily agricultural. At that time, one town might have had several local dairies because local delivery was the most common way to have fresh milk available for your family. Dairy wagons would deliver fresh milk directly to your home from the dairy. The bottles were eventually crafted with the names of each local dairy to help identify them. Old milk bottles from America’s early years are an icon of American culture. They represent what family life was like at the turn of the 20th Century. Nostalgia for that bygone era can … Continue reading