May 26, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Inventors & Inventions

Inventor primary source sets Alexander Graham Bell Thomas A. Edison Benjamin Franklin Elias Howe Elisah Graves Otis The Inventive Wright Brothers Inventor primary source set from American Memory Inventor image set Books about inventors 1844-1939 Inventor related legislation More inventor primary sources Inventor-related images Books about inventors U.S. legislation related to inventors Invention primary source sets Elevator Ice cream … [Read more...]

Today in History: Otis & His Elevator

Today in History–September 20–the Library of Congress features Elisah Graves Otis and his elevator, the first of which he sold on this day in 1853. Otis' patented automatic safety break helped pave the way for the modern skyscraper. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below  to access related resources. Otis Opened Elevator Factory from America's Library Otis elevator: historical newspaper articles & ads Otis elevator image set Elevator … [Read more...]