Machine Age (1850 - 1945)
Photo of Karl Link in a lab

The Lifesaving Rat Poison

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"Dr. Walter Freeman, left, and Dr. James W. Watts study an X ray before a psychosurgical operation.

The Making of a Lobotomist

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Torn red piece of company scrip

Greenbacks, Chits, and Scrip

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Color illustration of old-timey car chased by animal ghosts

The Toll of the Road

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Color abstract landscape painting

Claude Monet and Bee Purple

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Archival photo of cleveland fire of 1929

Burn After Watching

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Photo of a brain

Real-Life Zombies

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Collage of Charles Darwin and barnacles

Darwin’s Barnacles

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Illustration of women in colorful clothing

Fit to Be Dyed

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Archival photo of Forest Service after the 1910 fires.

Paradise Is Burning

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Vampire preys on a sick woman

Vampire Panic

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Marie Curie in her lab

Crowdfunding Radium

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Black and white photo of man and woman in a lab

For the Sake of Science

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Bust of pekin man

Parking Lot or Peking Lot?

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Interior of old German ID card

Escape from Nazi Terror

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child on table surrounded by a group of men and women

The Story of Serum Therapy

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Photo from 1918 showing Philadelphia streetcar with sign reading "Spit spreads death"

Spit Spreads Death

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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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Soldiers at Camp Dix during the Spanish flu outbreak in 1918

Exhuming the Flu

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Saving Old Movies

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