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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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Sweet History: Memories of Maple Seasons Past and Present

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Snow at night that melts into muddy mush in the noonday sun – and the sap’s running! It’s maple season in NYS.  Hungry?  Just pass the syrup, please. If you have a sweet tooth and know anything about sugar maples, … Continue reading

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How Do I Love Thee? Ever More – Thanks to Digital Imaging

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Sometimes an email just won’t do. The simple act of putting pen to paper to immortalize one’s love is a beautiful, time-honored way to express one’s love, today or on any day.  But, unlike love, paper doesn’t last forever.  Thanks … Continue reading

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