Research & Collections News
May 1, 2014
Can Bricks be Carved? Hagley’s Peerless Brick Co. of Philadelphia Trade Catalog Says 'Yes!'
Can bricks be carved, in other words, shaped with tools to create architectural ornament, the way stone is carved? It certainly seemed so: I noticed carved brick on several Boston area buildings that dated from the late 1870s and early 1880s.
March 25, 2014
The Case of the Insulated Underwear: Dacron and DuPont Brand Awareness
With polar vortexes hitting U.S. cities hard this winter, many Americans are surely turning to the long underwear in their closets with some frequency. What do you do, though, if you have a great long underwear top that keeps you warm and dry, but not the bottoms to match?