This coming April 12 is the 155th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. In the most current Ten Things You Didn't Know column, Karen Knapstein examines some of the lesser known facts and artifacts of the American Civil War.
The current auction record for a Spitler-decorated item, which was set in 2004, is nearly $1 million. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of little-known facts regarding the life and work of Johannes Spitler (1774-1837).
Did you know, although Steiff is frequently associated with bears, the first stuffed toy created by the company was an elephant? In this Ten Things You Didn't Know column, Antoinette Rahn shares nine more fascinating facts about Steiff.
The impact and influence of Charles and Ray Eames can be seen in many arenas, including 20th century furniture design, photographic arts and architecture, among others.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Pyrex bakeware on shelves of department stores across the U.S. In addition to being a popular form of cookware, Pyrex is also a sentimental favorite of collectors as well, as explored in the latest 10 Things You Didn’t Know column.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music,” and the film continues to resonate with fans of all generations. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of Ten Things You Didn’t Know about this family friendly film and the von Trapp family.
In 2014 it's been 95 years since the efforts of a few garnered a right for all women in the U.S., the right to vote. Here are 10 things you may or may not know about the women's suffrage movement.
Once favored gifts for all ages, thimbles have found their way out of long-forgotten sewing baskets and into collections of dedicated enthusiasts. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of 10 fascinating facts about these diminutive needlework tools.
President George Washington used one, Oscar Wilde rarely went without one, and even Queen Victoria was even seen with one a time or two. It's all about the walking cane or stick, and here are ten things you may not know about them.
If you think fine design is only for the rich, take a look at some of the work done by humble prison inmates during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Even among the wayward, there is still an urge to create.