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The Superconducting Super Collider was set to be the world's largest, most powerful particle accelerator.

CATCH it while you can: anniversary of the cancellation of the Superconducting Super Collider

Women voters

"Women bring all voters into the world. Let Women Vote."- This pro-suffrage poster from the North Carolina Museum of History's collection, attempted to remind men (who already had the vote) where they came from. - (vintage lady, edwardian, women's rights)

The original 1917 patent for the Separable Fastener

An Introduction to Inventions

The first zipper(originally named the “continuous clothing closure”) impacted America by making it easier to put on clothes. It was invented by Whitcomb Judson and Gideon Sundback improved the far from perfect 'Judson C-curity Fastener.

Collection Ex Lax Chocolate Pictures - Homeas

The "anti-Valentine's Day" chocolate for that not-so-special someone. An Ex-Lax Chocolate Laxative from around just a few years after they started production.

Grandad and the Kid, Kansas, 1917 by Unidentified / American Art

Grandad and the Kid, Kansas, unidentified photographer, photographic print with applied oil color sight 8 x 6 in. x cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Charles H.

In 1907, the first electric portable vacuum cleaner was invented by Murray Spangler in Ohio

In the first electric portable vacuum cleaner was invented by Murray Spangler in Ohio. This invention makes cleaning easier

Plymouth Rock fragment with painted inscription, 1830   In the early 1800s, tourists visiting Plymouth Rock were provided a hammer so that they could take a piece of the rock as a souvenir. By 1880, what was left of the rock was fenced off within a memorial.

Plymouth Rock fragment with painted inscription, 1830 In the early tourists visiting Plymouth Rock were provided a hammer so that they could take a piece of the rock as a souvenir. By what was left of the rock was fenced off within a memorial.

Rose Greenhow - Confederate Spy, Drowning Victim

Clara Barton- Nurse who founded the American Red Cross

This is a novelty from the Prohibition era. It originally contained a small bottle of whiskey, but it's missing. (Gee, we wonder why.)

This is a novelty from the Prohibition era. It originally contained a small bottle of whiskey, but it's missing. (Gee, we wonder why.

Historically Hardcore--if I was gonna teach history, this is how I would do it!

‘Historically Hardcore’ Smithsonian ads are fake, sadly

Funny pictures about The most interesting president in the world. Oh, and cool pics about The most interesting president in the world. Also, The most interesting president in the world photos.

So right on. / Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived, by The Oatmeal. I love the Oatmeal and this is the best The Oatmeal I have ever read.

Bell System Picturephone (1964)  I remember seeing one of these once..it was a southern bell..show..or prehaps where you paid your bill

Bell Telephone Picturephone, (service in select cities listed!

1776 Continental Dollar. Sometime in July 1776, most probably in New York City, a distinctive new coinage, known to numismatists as the Continental Dollar, was struck in silver, brass and pewter. More than 60 survive today, of which the larger number are pewter.  The coin's distinctively American designs are attributed to philosopher, almanac writer and statesman Benjamin Franklin.

United States Silver 1776 Continental Currency coin~ no denomination.

Dentures owned and worn by George Washington. Lead base fitted with cow teeth, and teeth made from elephant ivory. Currently on display at the Missouri History Museum.

Dentures owned and worn by George Washington. Lead base fitted with cow teeth, and teeth made from elephant ivory. Currently on display at the Missouri History Museum.

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