December 6, 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...]

Featured Image: Battle of the Sewing Machines

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Today in History: Elias Howe & the Sewing Machine

Today in History–July 9–the Library of Congress features sewing machine inventor Elias Howe, born on this day in 1819. Find out more about Howe's struggle to get recognized for his work and how the mechanical sewing machine helped transform the nature of work during the nineteenth century by visiting the Today in History section. Then click the links below to check out this remarkably large list of sewing machine primary sources we stitched together. Inventor Elias Howe from America's … [Read more...]