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Thinking about display and design at the Smithsonian

Guest post by Robert C. Post

On the dust jacket of my book, Who Owns America’s Past, there is a blurb from Dr. Deborah Douglas, Director of Collections at the MIT Museum and a marvelous historian. 800 more words

American History

"The Path Between the Seas - The Creation of the Panama Canal 1879-1914" by David McCullough

I spent weeks reading this book (with a few fiction side trips) and it was well worth it. It took me a while to realize McCullough was the author of the wonderful book on the Brooklyn Bridge I read fifteen years ago. 538 more words

Vintage Books: A History of Technology

We currently have two vintage books in the Oxford University Press History of Technology series: Volumes I and IV.

Volume I: From Early Times to Fall of Ancient Empires  14 more words

Browsing The Book Shop

"Earth laughs in flowers"*...

The promise of gold, oil and king crab has lured fortune seekers to Alaska for decades. But Alaska’s newest profit-making industry stems from a most unusual source: flowers.

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New Directions in the History of Infrastructure, Post & Tele Museum, Copenhagen 26-28 September

So after my lovely experience with the media historians in Lund, I put on my ‘infrastructure historian’ hat (sometimes I suspect it is, in fact, a pocket protector) and headed back across the Öresund (as they spell it in Sweden) to Copenhagen. 561 more words


"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners"*...


There’s no denying that newspapers are in jeopardy; emerging electronic media have eaten away at both their audiences and their advertising revenue.  But lest we count them altogether out, we might remind ourselves that folks have been predicting their demise for decades. 687 more words

R/V JOHN N. COBB Visit – August 2014

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz           Bob’s Post # 22              Sept. 18, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit the John N. Cobb again this year. Shannon Fitzgerald of the Northwest Seaport (NWS) made arrangements again this year with Seattle Maritime Academy to move the… 1,012 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project