Roasting marshmallows, paddling around the lake, and learning camp songs may be part of your favorite childhood memories, but summer camps have been around a lot longer than that. Ever since Henry David Thoreau wrote his memoir about living in a cabin in the woods, Americans have been drawn to the idea of living simply. As more people moved off farms and into cities by the end of the 19th century, educators began promoting the value of connecting with nature — and these vintage summer camp photos prove it!
Before Princess Diana was making puffy sleeves happen and Kate Middleton was perfecting the art of tiara-wearing, Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth were fashionistas. And while Netflix's The Crown has given British monarchy nerds a glimpse into just how gorgeous Margaret and Elizabeth's clothing was, nothing beats the real royal deal. Back when she was still a princess, Queen Elizabeth would ride horses at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, which her family used as a country retreat.
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Before Queen Elizabeth became the longest-reigning British monarch in history, she was Princess Elizabeth — a truck mechanic in the women's branch of the British army, avid horseback rider, and lover of corgis. The Royal Tournament was a pageant-style celebration of the armed forces. Queen Elizabeth adjusted her stockings upon arriving at Olympia station in London in
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Whereas now children play on apps and online communities, there were whole generations that stored tangible nuggets of nostalgia on bookshelves and cupboards. The value of vintage and iconic toys from as early as the s have started soaring — with some racking up to hundreds of thousands of dollars today. Do you have any of these classic toys in your attic? If so, you might just be owed a payday.