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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.
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.
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 brochure, based on an 1875 panoramic photo, provides a brief history of the design of the National Mall.
A brief history of the pharmacy collections at the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
A brief history of recreation vehicles, including house cars, tent trailers, and house trailers.
The article examines the democratization of the closed car in the 1920s and Fisher Body Corporation's role in supplying closed bodies in huge quantities and varied styles. It looks at design changes, manufacturing changes, and aspects of consumer demand that explain the soaring popularity of the closed car.
A study of curb space, efforts to control it, and effects on central business districts. Cities installed parking meters in the 1930s to relieve congestion and increase revenue; motorists and storekeepers mounted a brief, intense legal battle.
A look at motor vehicle innovations by airplane pioneer Glenn Curtiss, including lightweight car-trailer combinations
that led to the establishment of a recreational house trailer industry.
A study of George Selden's 1895 patent on the automobile and the control that he exercised over the early automobile manufacturing industry.