John Pratt, Inventor of the Typewriter
This image is a black and white photograph of John Pratt, the inventor of the typewriter. Postcard text: (back) John Pratt of Centre, Ala., inventor of the first practical typewriter, which later became the Hammond typewriter. Mr. Pratt completed his invention by 1864 and was granted a patent in London, England, in 1866. He was born at Union, S.C., April 14, 1831, removed to Alabama in his early manhood and died in 1905 and is buried in Centre, Ala.
A.P.I. Girl, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a postcard made out of tooled leather and hand colored showing an Alabama Polytechnic Institute (A.P.I.) female student waving a flag. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn Unviersity. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Bernice Lowe, Opelika, Ala., dated and postmarked September 22, 1909.
Hotel Thomas Jefferson, Birmingham, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of Hotel Thomas Jefferson, located at the corner of 2nd Ave. and 17 St. in Birmingham, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Birmingham's newest and finest hotel. Circulating ice water -- all outside rooms, air-conditioned guest rooms and all public spaces -- convenient garage -- in the heart of the downtown theatre and shopping district. Thomas Jefferson Hotel Company, proprietors. Genuine Curteich-Chicago "c.t. art-colortone" post card. Handwritten message (on back)
Kate Duncan Smith D.A.R. School, Grant, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of the Kate Duncan Smith D.A.R. School in Grant, Alabama.
Street in Decatur, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of a street located in Decatur, Alabama. Handwritten message (on front) addressed (on back) to Miss Kate Lane, Auburn, Ala., postmarked November 24 and 25, 1905.
Arches at Fort Morgan, Alabama
This image is a color photograph showing the brick arches at Fort Morgan in Alabama. Postcard text: (back) These historic brick arches at Fort Morgan, in Baldwin County, are listed among the world's finest samples of this type of construction. Work on this fort was first started in the 1700s. The Fort is said to have been modeled after a portion of the Vatican in Rome, designed by the artist Michaelangelo.
White House of the Confederacy, Montgomery, Alabama 1
This image is a colorized photograph of the White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) First White House of the Confederacy. This was the residence of President Jefferson Davis, during the period when Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States [of America].
Jefferson County Court House, Birmingham, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the Jefferson County Court House in Birmingham, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The Jefferson County Court House is constructed of steel, concrete and gray granite -- height ten stories, jail occupies the 7th and 8th floors -- spacious law library on top floor -- estimated cost three million dollars. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Martha Rose Vickers, Abbeville, Ala., postmarked June 7, 1937.
General View of Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) General view of Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama. The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent over 40 years in making this scenic spot, using all kinds of jewe
Sage Fest and Drive By Press
The first-ever Sage Fest is held at Sage Arts Center, and features an appearance by Drive By Press, on hand with their own brand of guerrilla t-shirt creation via wood-block printmaking out of the back of their truck.
Baptist Church, Lafayette, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of the Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ala.
Camp Misty Mount: A Place for Regrowth
features a recreational demonstration area in western Maryland where land had been purchased during the 1930's to be transformed into a productive recreation area that would help put people back to work during the Great Depression.
Biofilms: Online Manual
This on-line collection of exercises can be conducted to illustrate the formation and properties of microbial biofilms. Activities include: A Biofilm Primer, An Interesting Paradox, Build a Biofilm Reactor, Bring 'em Back Alive, Buccal Epithelial Cells & Bacterial Cells: Negative Staining, Buried Slide Technique, Dental Biofilms, Flow Through Gram Stain, Microbial Fishing, Pellicle Formation in a Hay Infusion, Rhizosphere Visualization, Microbial Leaching of Copper Ore, Build a Winogradsky Colum
Nissan puts govts in eco-driver seat
Nissan puts 80 governments in the driver's seat of its new electric vehicle push, beginning in December.
Caille the Caterpillar
Developed for second grade. The purpose of this activity is to bring the food pyramid to life. Hang the caterpillar up in a place that is visible to all students and pass out the hand out. Break the class into six groups and assign each group a food category. Ask them to go through the magazines and find foods that fall in their assigned category and cut out the pictures. After about 10 minutes call the class back together. Each child is to pick one of the pictures that they choose to share with
The Frog Prince and Cinderella: 2 stories
1961 Fractured Fairy Tale Cartoon- The Frog Prince: A wicked witch turns a frog into a prince. The young prince dreamed of catching flies and croaking but it just wasn't making him happy. He went searching for his princess. They marry but don't have a home. They live on his log in the pond. The prince wants to be a frog and finds a witch to turn him back. But the original witch changes him back, but he has been bewitched so much, he can't be turned back into a prince. Instead, the princess
Sumner Hall, Pomona College
View of the front of Sumner Hall showing the building's many prominent gables, cupola, and crenelated roof line. A woman in a hat is standing on the front steps. A man is sitting on the lawn in front.
Edmund C. Boynton next to piano
Edmund Boynton stands with one hand on a piano in the Boynton family home in Los Angeles. An upholstered rocking chair is next to him. The upright piano is covered with a cloth and has several pictures hanging above it. A piece of sheet music for "The Holy City" by Stephen Adams is set up on the piano.
Interior of unidentified house
A dining room interior with a heavy wooden table. Light strikes a crystal vase and glass set on the table. The ceiling and wall of the dining room are painted with grapes.
Football players, Pomona College
Two Pomona College substitute football players [possibly Prep students] stand outside the entrance to Renwick Gymnasium. Lester Metcalf is on the left.