Machine Age (1850 - 1945)
Rubella (German Measles) vaccination clinic in 1969

Roe v. Wade v. Rubella

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Baking Up a Storm

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Family Practice

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Exhuming the Flu

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Saving Old Movies

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Woman irritated by smog in LA in the 1950s

Fighting Smog in Los Angeles

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Serious Fun

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Hard Work and Happenstance

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Women wearing orange yoga pants and yellow sneakers

The Yoga Pant Problem

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Vintage margarine ad

Butter vs. Margarine

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Portrait of refugee doctor

Refugee Doctors

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Detail of illustration outside confectionery, 1885

Our Mutual Friend

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The Age of Scurvy

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Fist and flask graphic

Political Science

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A Tear Gas Tale

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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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A Forgotten Star

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1950s ad for Mum cream deodorant

The Smell of Shame

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LZR Racer

Winning Skin

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Amputation

Auld Medicine

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Figues de Solliès by Mon Œil

The Joy of Cooking

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Diagram of sports bra

Second Skin

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Still Life

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Filippo Marinetti, 1934

Food Fight

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Illustration of a Pasteur-Chamberland filter

The Filter of Life

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Illustration of childbirth

(Natural) Childbirth

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Walter Potter's Monkey Riding a Goat

Death and Taxidermy

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Home Away from Home

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Haeckel illustration of hummingbirds

Information Overload

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Tho-Radia ad

The Secrets of Life

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P.S. Krøyer's The Iron Foundry, Burmeister and Wain

Future Calculations

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Medusa Nebula

Elements of Invention

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Cottingley Fairy

The Magic of It All

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Esperanto postcard

Speaking in Tongues

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U.S. postal inspectors, ca. early 20th century

Under Cover of Ink

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Boom Times

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German physicists from before World War II

Magical Thinking

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Mysto Magic

Presto Chango

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Emil Fischer.

Emil Fischer

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Russell Marker.

Russell Earl Marker

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Stanislao Cannizzaro. Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

Stanislao Cannizzaro

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A photograph that William Henry Perkin took of himself at the age of 14—four years before he discovered the first synthetic dyestuff.

William Henry Perkin

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George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Institute, 1906.

George Washington Carver

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