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  • Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Jul 25, 2019

    Dragons appear in multiple cultures around the world. Though their appearance, meaning and significance varies between cultures, humans remain fascinated with the mythical creature. Western dragons from European myths typically have four legs and large wings. Quetzalcóatl from the Aztec [...]

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  • M1917 Enfield Rifle Commemorative Plaque

    M1917 Enfield Rifle Commemorative Plaque

    May 07, 2019

    This object is a M1917 Enfield rifle mounted on a commemorative wooden display donated to the ITC by Colonel William Mastoris Jr. The object was originally gifted to Colonel Mastoris by his company in honor of his leadership as a [...]

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  • Gude’s Pepto-Mangan Bottle

    Gude’s Pepto-Mangan Bottle

    Oct 04, 2018

    Before there were pharmacies, people would go to their neighborhood chemist and into their neighborhood apothecary. Inside this shop you could find liniments, ointments and other medicinal to help aid in healing. Apothecaries used plants and other substances to make [...]

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  • Japanese Abacus

    Japanese Abacus

    Oct 04, 2018

    Before the invention of the computer or calculator, merchants used counting boards or an abacus to keep track of inventory and their finances. The abacus replaced other primitive counting devices such as fingers, sea shells and small rocks or sticks. [...]

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  • Button hook

    Button hook

    Oct 04, 2018

    An essential household item in the Victorian era, used on everything from garments to shoes. A button hook was an ideal tool to have on hand when needing to button a difficult button. In the Victorian era clothing, including shoes [...]

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  • Index Typewriter

    Index Typewriter

    Oct 04, 2018

    Today, with the emergence of new digital technology, older technology also known as low tech is slowly on the outs. The typewriter is turning into an obsolete machine, much like home telephones and cassette tapes. A patent for the first [...]

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