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    • Brightening the 20th Century: The influence of prismatic glass

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Prismatic glass, developed to improve the amount of daylight reflected into interior commercial spaces prior to the widespread use of electric lighting, consisted of small tiles of ribbed, textured glass. The use of ribbing and patterned textures...
    • Future so bright: A history of neon signage

    • 2017
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Neon signage has fallen in and out of favor since its invention in the early 20th century. At first considered a necessary form of commercial advertising and later deemed tacky and obtrusive, today it is experiencing a resurgence as an artistic...
    • Richardson and Ferris drug store

    • 1892
    • Greensboro Pictorials Collection
    • Interior view of the Richardson and Ferris drug store, located at 121 South Elm Street in Greensboro. This store is noteworthy in that it was originally owned by the uncle of William Sydney Porter (known as "O.Henry"), who was emplyed there in his...
    • Bible (Biblia Sacra Latina, Versio Vulgata). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1475
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • The Vulgate Bible, a translation credited to St. Jerome, was adopted by the Catholic Church as the authorized version. This leaf was written in Germany nearly sixty years after the invention of printing by movable type. Its semi-gothic book hand is...
    • [Letter from Pablo Casals to Susan Metcalfe, Rio de Janeiro]

    • 1904-06-15
    • MSS246 Susan Metcalfe Letters, 1902 - 1922
    • Casals has received Metcalfe's letter. He was concerned that he might not get it before leaving for Buenos Aires the next day. He understands and agrees with her thoughts about Andree. He cannot break his promise to her. "I was surprised to have...

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