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Description: A brass solar compass, invented by William Austin Burt and built by William J. Young. It was used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during...
Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...
Description: We were promised, we were toldthat candy came in stripes and boxesBut some was stacked,like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes
Date: 1990 ca.
Description: A woman holds the monster knife and its sheath. Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after Potter's threatened duel with a Virg...
Description: The tattered remains of a processing envelope from The Photoart House. Handwritten on the envelope is "Ice Machine, 111, 893," "Schoelkopf, 210 E Wash Ave....
Description: First one light is the truth and then anotherbut always it is shining on some counterpart
Date: 1819 date unknown
Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...
Date: 1907 ca.
Description: Autochrome Lumiere plate box cover that originally contained four plates (plaques).
Description: The keyboard of the first practical typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed in 1874.
Description: A collage of a color comics cut-out of a photographer with a fantastic "Rube Goldberg" type camera with innumerable gadgets attached. The photographer's fa...
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