Curious about the advancing wonders of the age, savants traveled abroad to gather trade secrets for their homeland.
Long before Facebook or Twitter, an L.L. Bean-style catalog for hippies inspired the creation of one of the world’s first social networks.
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."