Struck with “Berggeschrey,” or “mountain clamour,” early modern nobles of Saxony dolled up the dirty and dangerous work of the mines with gold and glitter.
In the 1920s, some people thought that the new invention of radio would make American farmers less "backward."
In 1932, the “Bonus Army” of jobless veterans staged a protest in Washington, DC. The government dispersed them with tear gas.
The development of chemical warfare around the time of World War I led to the use of tear gas as a weapon by civilian police forces.
Eastman Kodak used folklore to sell a modern technology, and ended up creating new communities and forms of expressions along the way.