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Candy Corn Hasn't Changed Since the 19th Century

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:13:54 +0000
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How Tourism Shaped Photography in 19th Century Japan

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Published Date:
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000
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A 19th Century Shipwreck Might Be Why This Famous Female Naturalist Faded to Obscurity

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Published Date:
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000
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In the 19th Century, You Wouldn’t Want to be Put on the Treadmill

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Published Date:
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:50:22 +0000
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In the Early 19th Century, Firefighters Fought Fires ... and Each Other

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Published Date:
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:44:30 +0000
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Ten Inventions That Inadvertently Transformed Warfare

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Published Date:
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 03:00:00 +0000
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10 Victorian Inventions That Never Quite Took Off

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Published Date:
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:38:55 +0000
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Book of Inventions

Collection Author:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Daybooks
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1861
Scope and Contents:
"The Book of Inventions, Made by Henry Wurtz from about 1850, Compilation and Arrangement, from Scattered Notes, Commenced in September 1861, by H.W." This is a day book that includes brief descriptions of various subjects in the chemical arts. It includes a subject index. Slipped inside is a letter from Wurtz to Joseph Henry, dated November 9, 1861, relating to "warlike inventions."

The box also contains four copies of the book.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventions -- United States -- History -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daybooks -- 1850-1860
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Collection Citation:
Henry Wurtz Papers, 1861-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0006, Series 3
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Henry Wurtz Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0006-ref13

How the Word “OK” Was Invented 175 Years Ago

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Published Date:
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:00:23 +0000
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The philosophical breakfast club & the invention of the scientist / Laura J. Snyder

Title:
Philosophical breakfast club and the invention of the scientist
Author:
Snyder, Laura J  Search this
Physical description:
37 pages : illustrated, portraits ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2013
19th century
Topic:
Scientists--Intellectual life  Search this
Science--Philosophy--History  Search this
Philosophy, English  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026689

The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
James, Portia P.  Search this
Extent:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Catalogs
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Date:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Summary:
An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials created for the exhibition by Anacostia Community Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American inventors  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Contact sheets
Catalogs
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Citation:
The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-026
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The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930 exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-026
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The Smithsonian Celebrates American Invention at This Weekend's Innovation Festival

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Published Date:
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:41:10 +0000
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Germans Invented the Autobahn. Now They’re Building a Superhighway for Bikes

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Published Date:
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:25:52 +0000
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The Inventive Mind of Walter Hunt, Yankee Mechanical Genius

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Published Date:
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:18:38 +0000
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Tracing the History of American Invention, From the Telegraph to the Apple I

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Published Date:
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:40:49 +0000
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Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place

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Published Date:
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:34:06 +0000
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Excerpt from the Minutes of the Albany Institute (April 25, 1831)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Hansteen, Christopher 1784-1873  Search this
Albany Institute  Search this
Albany Academy  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Minutes
Place:
United States
Norway
Date:
April 25, 1831
19th century
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Demonstrations  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Teachers  Search this
Electromagnet  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Science--Experiments  Search this
Science  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Astronomers  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-0948 and SIA2012-0949
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13097

If Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, Then Play Is Its Father

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Published Date:
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:15:09 +0000
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Lamson Cash Carrier Video Documentation

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Worthington, Bill  Search this
Names:
Lowns Department Store.  Search this
Curbeau, James  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Place:
Penn Yan (N.Y.) -- 19th century
Date:
1995 October
Scope and Contents:
This videohistory documents the operation of a 19th-century mechanical cash carrier system used in a Penn Yan, New York department store.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series.

Series 1: Original videos, 1995

Series 2: Master videos, 1995

Series 3: Reference videos, 1995
Biographical / Historical:
James Curbeau owned and operated the store.
Provenance:
Video documentation was created by the Lemelson Center and National Museum of American History staff, Bill Worthington, Division of Work and Industry (formerly Division of History of Technology) in September 1995.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cash registers -- 19th century  Search this
Cashiers -- 19th century  Search this
Department stores -- 19th century  Search this
Inventions -- 19th century  Search this
Money  Search this
Sales accounting -- 19th century  Search this
Sales personnel -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Lamson Cash Carrier Video Documentation, 1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0606
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0606

Letter from Alfred Vail to Samuel Morse, January 11, 1857

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 8.75w x 10h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
January 11, 1857
19th century
Topic:
Telecommunication  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Letters  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0814 (front) and SIA2011-0815 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13775
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