Einstein's Brain, Morgan Affair, Brass Knuckles
Don Wildman examines a purse that contains clues to a mysterious death, a building that holds the secret to a centuries-old disappearance and more.
NY Pneumatic Subway PlanAt the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, NY, is American inventor Alfred Beach’s ambitious plan for New York City’s first subway, which would be powered entirely by compressed air rather than by steam engine like Europe’s subways at the time. 960 1280
William MorganIn 1826, William Morgan was kidnapped and hidden, locked in a room at Old Fort Niagara for threatening to expose the secrets of the Freemasons. Three men were eventually convicted of Morgan’s kidnapping, all of whom claimed that they sent Morgan to exile in Canada. Many believe that something far more sinister happened to him. 960 1280
Museum of the City of New YorkHidden away in the Museum of the City of New York’s archives is an elegant ebony and sterling silver trowel. This delicate souvenir is linked to an unparalleled disaster that encased a burning building in ice, threatening to destroy Manhattan’s first skyscraper and one of the city’s most significant repositories of wealth. 960 1280
Los Angeles Police Historical SocietyAt the Los Angeles Police Historical Society are relics from some of the city’s most heinous crimes -- including an unusually heavy, handmade garment that played a part in one of the most notorious shootouts in US history. 960 1280
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