Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Bakelite Travelcade

Bakelite was one of the first plastics made from synthetic components. It was developed in 1907 by the chemist Leo Baekeland. Bakelite was advertised as a material of more than a thousand uses. It was used for its electrical nonconductivity … Continue reading

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Postcards Boosted Cities

Minneapolis An article originally published in THE MINNEAPOLIS SUNDAY TRIBUNE, MAY 21, 1911 Booster Post Cards to Tell Fame of City Thousands of Miles of Postals Will Spread Renown of Minneapolis. Trainloads to Be Mailed From Here During Civic Celebration … Continue reading

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