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1939: Typewriter

This giant Underwood typewriter was on display in the Business Systems and Insurance Building at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. It weighed 14 tons and worked—letters could be typed on stationery measuring 9 by 12 feet.

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2016: His Strange and Awesome Fairy Tale Like House of Books

 A few miles northwest of Tunis, with its sidewalk cafés and streets lined by rows of manicured ficus trees and its avenues named after European cities, there is a poor suburb of eighty thousand people called Douar Hicher….In November, I … Continue reading

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1933: As for Myself, I Calmly Continued to Paint

Diego Rivera writes about the reactions to his murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Thoroughly immersed in my labors though I was, I became conscious after a time, that whispers were beginning to circulate through the city concerning certain … Continue reading

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