Examines the social history of housework in America through artifacts used to clean the home.
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Explores the relationship between religion and craft in an early twentieth-century community.
Illuminates the influence of martial law on civilian life during the Civil War in Harpers Ferry.
Focuses on the creation of the stained glass windows for the Bryn Athyn Cathedral to explore the relationship between a religious community and the arts and crafts movement in the early twentieth century.
Explores the influence of working-class women on suburban life and the design of household goods in post-World War II America.
Examines the marketing strategies designers used to appeal to the middle-class consumer and the ways manufacturers, advertisers, designers, and government agencies constructed ideas about women, family, and society in the 1930s. Includes illustrations of trade literature in the NMAH library collections.
Offers a reconsideration of postwar class relations by exploring the influence of working-class women on American social life and culture.
Analyzes the design and acceptance of new domestic technologies in the 1930s as part of defining a modern American social order.
Using mental mapping to frame teen memories of personal past and knowledge of those beyond their communities.
Catalog for exhibition and bibliographical guide on Maine women's history.
Discusses the donation and significance of the Newman Darby archives to the Archives Center.
The collaborative research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present sheds new light on the entrepreneurial and economic capacity of immigrants by investigating the German-American example in the United States. It traces the lives, careers and business ventures of eminent German-American business people of roughly the last two hundred and ninety years, integrating the history of German-American immigration into the larger narrative of U.S. economic and business history.
Illustrates and provides a brief overview of the life of William F. Friedman.
An overview of the influence of the military on the development and use of prosthetics.
Examines development of the making of artificial eyes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including discussion of techniques, materials, training of the makers, and the internal politics of eye-making.
Analysis of the role of models in understanding the body, using three different medical objects.
A discussion of the politics and implications of disability content in exhibitions.
Discussion of issues that underpin the collecting and exhibiting of the history of disability and people with disabilies.
A collection of essays examining the origins and different uses of scrapbooks through analysis of a variety of albums. Winner of the Allen G. Noble Book Award for best edited volume on material culture.
Analyzes the relationship of the graphic representations of the dermatological conditions of scabies and favus (ringworm) to the beginning of professional public health work.
A critical analysis of the intersection of material culture theory and disability.
Describes interdisciplinary ways of analyzing and comprending prosthetics.
Explains how understanding the history of the tank respirator, or iron lung, relates to its interpretation in a museum exhibit.