The Typewriter: Evolution of a Newfangled Writing Machine

In 1875, Mark Twain described the typewriter as a “new fangled writing machine”. He soon developed an appreciation for the convenience and efficiency it...

A Brief History of the Phonograph

And the case for well-loved scratchy records of yore... I grew up in a house filled with music. I count myself extremely lucky in that...

History of the 35mm: The Original Compact Camera

Whether we imagine a professional photographer at a photoshoot or a tourist on vacation, the image of a 35mm camera in now ubiquitous in...

11 Bizarre Inventions of the 19th Century You’ve Never Heard Of

The 19th Century and Victorian Age (1837-1901) was a period of great technological advancement in transportation, communication, and many other aspects of life. People...