Research & Collections News
September 22, 2016
Published Collections: Free with Purchase
Did you ever save your bubble gum wrappers or cereal box tops to send away for a special toy? Or paste stamps into an album to exchange for a unique item for your home? If so, you probably had a loyalty to a certain brand or store so that you could collect enough premiums to place an order.
August 19, 2016
Museum Collection: Something is Fishy about Charles Alden’s Patent Model
On December 7, 1880, Charles Alden of Gloucester, Massachusetts patented an invention for preserving fresh fish. The model, shown below, has an evaporating pan, into which prepared (cleaned and cut) fish is placed.