Research & Collections News
An incredibly controversial, but immeasurably important Election Day is looming for us here in the U.S. Appropriately, within the last couple weeks, I happened to unpack a Ballot-Box patent model (below). This patent was granted to Willis L. Barnes, of Charlestown, Indiana, on October 15, 1878.
Do you yearn for the days when you could watch your snapshot appear magically before you, only moments after the exposure? Do you still have a Polaroid camera collecting dust? If so, you may be interested to learn about the Impossible Project.
By the end of the 1960s, the Seagram Company had established itself as one of the largest distillers of alcoholic beverages in the world.
After graduating from college, I went to work for the DuPont Company at the Chambers Works, a plant built to make dyes following Germany’s embargo of those materials in World War I. If you have ever driven over the Delaware Memorial Bridge heading into New Jersey, then you’ve seen the Chambers Wo