This post was written by John Powell, Exhibit Developer/Writer with Smithsonian Exhibits. It first appeared on the Smithsonian Exhibits blog. Last year, Smithsonian Libraries celebrated its 50th anniversary as more »
The king of hobbies, stamp collecting, began soon after the first appearance of the postage stamp in 1840 Victorian England. And as their use spread quickly to other nations the public became fascinated with the beauty of their designs and the diversity available from places many had never heard of before.
The inner workings of the watches are illustrated, from self-winding watches to spring wind-ups, as well as the quaintly named Trenton Movement and the Auburndale Rotary.
The annual Kentucky Derby is now held on the first Saturday in May; however, the first running of the Derby was on Monday, May 17, 1875. Today, we mark the more »