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Civilian women in large numbers volunteered for military-related health and welfare services in World War I, donning military-style uniforms as a symbolic claim to full citizenship.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
American womens' Cold War uniforms reflected official uncertainty about how the regular army's new women should look.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
The relationship between women and military institutions altered radically from the mid 19th century to World War I, because of the changing place in society of both women and the military.
This master's thesis explores the social and administrative history of the Wallops Island, V.A. launch facility during the early years of NASA.
A look at the invention and development of this energy-efficient light source.
A wide range of energy technologies are covered in this 3 volume set. Though primarily devoted to the current state of the technologies, a substantial amount of historical background (including many brief biographical sketches) is included.
Written for second-grade students, this book introduces both how light bulbs work and their history.
This interdisciplinary dissertation examines federal policies affecting electric lighting since the 1880s. After an initial introductory phase, lighting policies developed during two distinct periods separated by a time of transition. Recently enacted standards mark the start of a new transition in which policy makers should reconsider how they use lighting to achieve goals.
A brief history of the pharmacy collections at the Smithsonian Institution.
This brochure, based on an 1875 panoramic photo, provides a brief history of the design of the National Mall.
A day-by-day account of adversity and triumph during construction of the first telegraph line in 1844. Midway between Washington and Baltimore, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail set up a telegraph station and sent the first practical messages and news bulletins by wire.