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Andy Warhol Time Capsules: The art of documentation

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For the better part of a decade, specialists in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have been painstakingly cataloging the contents of over 600 cardboard boxes. In the boxes are hundreds of thousands of records that collectively detail the life of the iconic 20th … Continue reading

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Bizarre Invention: Edward Poppowitsch’s Electrical Fishing Apparatus (1894)

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Planning on doing some fishing this summer? What fishing excursion would be complete without Edward Poppowitsch’s Electrical Fishing Apparatus?      Patented in 1894, this apparatus is mainly designed to alert you when you have caught a fish. How does it … Continue reading

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Digital History: Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with fun facts and digital documents

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day? If not, you’re not alone. In fact, Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16th, and this is just one of many common misconceptions about … Continue reading

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Digital History: The Vatican Sends History into the Heavens

It’s a modern new digital world at Vatican City. The Pope has a twitter account, Cardinals regularly blog, and Vatican City has ATMs where you can make an electronic donation of “Peter’s Pence” to purchase mementos, pay museum fees, and buy stamps. … Continue reading

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Digital History: What do Paul Revere, Lexington, and the Boston Marathon Have in Common?

A reason to run – and Patriots Day! Today marks the 239th anniversary of the famous ride of Paul Revere, and tomorrow, April 19th, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, which marks the start of the Revolutionary War.   Patriots’ … Continue reading

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