Home & Life

Baking up a Storm

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Woman irritated by smog in LA in the 1950s

Fighting Smog in Los Angeles

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Cat Craze

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Vintage poster of people watching TV

Sci-Fi Radio Drama

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Here Comes the Spray Man!

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Portrait of child, grandmother and two cats

Grandmothers Matter

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Still image from Rethinking Ink animation

Rethinking Ink

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A group of Amish people standing in a field

High-Tech and Amish

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Before and after of laser tattoo removal

Rethinking Ink

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Women’s Work

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A Recipe for Good Health

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A Killer of a Cure

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Old soda spray bottles in various colors

Fizzy Water

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Diagram of sports bra

Second Skin

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Still Life

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Illustration of childbirth

(Natural) Childbirth

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Swedish worker inspects nylon stocking, 1954

Synthetic Threads

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Home Away from Home

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Cottingley Fairy

The Magic of It All

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Skil Craft Biology Lab 1960

It’s Alive!

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Bridging the Gaps

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Ready or Not

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Roy J. Plunkett with a cable insulated with Teflon and a Teflon-coated muffin tin.

Roy J. Plunkett

Historical Profile
Ellen Swallow, about 1858.

Ellen H. Swallow Richards

Historical Profile
Jell-O Mold

Kitchen Chemistry: Jell-O

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Ruining Rags

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From Burned to Learned

From Burned to Learned

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Fiberglas was invented by accident at Corning Glass in the early 1930s. Fiberglas and its competitors helped insulate 1950s homes, with their open floor plans.

In the Pink

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A Good Death

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Recipes and Extracts on Alchemy, Medicine, Metal-Working, Cosmetics, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Wine-Making, and Other Subjects

The Philosophers’ Stove

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Zenith Royal M transistor hearing aid

Sound Waves

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Alchemy After Dark

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A Day in the Life - Noon

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Blood

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A Better Pill

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Babies

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Playing It Safe?

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Black Friday

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Full-length illustration of a fashionably dressed flapper standing with one hand on her hip and a cigarette in the other hand. A stream of smoke from the cigarette forms a curving, twisting, decorative line.

Counting Calories

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Life Is Fragile

Delicate Matters

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Silver-plated teapot

(Electro) Plating to Success

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BASF's biodegradable plastic

Plastic’s Second Act

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Baseball

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