The 656 photographs in this collection document the New York Edison Company’s fleet of service and commercial vehicles, as well as vehicles owned by subsidiary Yonkers Electric Light and Power Company, in the late 1920s. From Northwestern University Libraries Digital Collections.
"A vibrant spectrum of historical plastic objects such as personal items like combs and jewelry, home and kitchenware, medical devices and parts, automotive components, material samples, military gear and equipment, and more."
"The UW-La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photograph collection consists of over 40,000 photographic images of steamboats on the inland waterways of the United States, primarily the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri rivers and their tributaries."
"This charming glimpse into Two Rivers' past is a unique blend of photographs selected from the collection of Hubert R. Wentorf (circa late 1800s to mid 1950s), and vintage product catalogs from the Fisher-Hamilton Company."
"The collection consists of 9000 items complemented by the loan of the Plastics Historical Society Collection. Together the collections present an in depth history of the use of synthetic plastics since their invention in the middle of the 19th century to the present day."
"The collections engage with design histories including the furnishing of 'ordinary' homes of the early and mid-twentieth century, the design process of commercial wallpaper and textiles for the home and inter-war suburbia."
"Formed from the archives and historic book collection of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The images cover topics from railways to manufacturing, spanning the late 1800's to the late 1900's."
Attributed to Herman Doomer. Cabinet. Dutch, wood. ca. 1640-50. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public domain.