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This Day In History

July 22, 1932
Today in 1932: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is born in the Dominican Republic. This dress featuring gilt feathers and gold lame is from 2002.

Video: Radio Fax

Radio Fax episode

Although we might think of fax machines as a relatively recent (if somewhat dated) technology, our newest Founding Fragments episode uncovers the surprising truth. Host Tory Altman speaks with Hal Wallace of the Museum's electricity collection about a futuristic 1930s device that used radio signals to transmit images.

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