Vintage circus sideshow mermaid posters heralded images of fantastical creatures bearing no resemblance to what was featured in the actual display.
A steep A-frame design orange roof was the signature familiar and welcoming trademark of Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurants throughout the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s.
Girl Scout Cookies have remained a popular staple fundraising venture for decades, with the addition of many new cookie varieties for sale compared to the original shortbread and sandwich cookie offerings.
Small fold-out diorama sales kits depicting the designs of the Esther Williams Swimming Pool line were used as marketing tolls.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary features her head reflected in prayer, standing on a star-scattered orb representing earth and the heavens, which also features two prominent horns protruding from the globe with a serpent wrapped around.
A statue representation of St. Patrick, attired in splendid robes and green cape, includes his staff in hand, with a snake coiled around the base.
A vintage advertisement displays the smiles and good taste associated with Nabisco Oreo Cookies.
An A&P Grocery 1939 advertisement heralds the holiday arrival of the Jane Parker Fruitcake Line.
This fun and nostalgic gift set from Bella comes in a retro metal carrying case and contains everything you need to bake and decorate your own mini cakesicles. It is $25 at JCPenny stores nationwide or bellabaker.com.
"The People's Home Library Cookbook" dates back to 1919 and was published as a handy home reference for questions about everything from recipes and cooking to housekeeping and medical concerns.
After the feasting and expenses from the holidays, once the leftovers are all gone, soup is always a great frugal way to begin new year menus.
Phil Smidt & Son was a restaurant landmark in Hammond from 1910 to 2007 and famous for their frog legs signature dish.
A former turkey farm, Strongbow Inn, shown depicted in a 1950s postcard, has remained a favorite dining destination along U.S. 30 in Valparaiso for 75 years.
Dole Pineapple created an instant brand sensation with pineapple packed fresh in natural juices and canned as explained in this 1957 advertisement.
Mint condition: Whether you're buying a house or a car, don't believe everything the salesperson tells you, and remember these hallmarks of a smart buyer: Do your homework. Don't get emotional. Don't be in a hurry.
Portage resident Bob Jones, left watches over as his son, Ryan Jones, right center, and grandchildren Andrew, left center, and Tori, right, begin to dismantle a 1941 Ford pickup truck cab to restore it. The Jones family all are involved in restoring cars.
Portage resident Bob Jones wipes his 1940 Ford custom two-door sedan in his garage. Jones and his family are all involved in restoring and customizing classic cars.
Ryan Jones, of Portage, opens the hood of a 1949 Chevrolet car his family has customized. Members of the Jones family have all been involved in restoring classic vehicles.
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