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
Boson Fire MuseumBoston Fire Museum curator Dan O'Neil with an 1882 fire engine. When a large molasses storage tank burst in 1919, the engine was one of the first on the scene. Despite the firefighters’ best efforts, the 2,300,000 gallons of molasses that rushed through the streets of Boston’s North End killed 21 people and injured 150. 960 1280
North Carolina State ArchivesPreserved under glass at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh is a priceless national treasure: one of just 14 original copies of the Bill of Rights. But for almost 140 years, this irreplaceable piece of history was missing. 960 1280
Hitchcock's Birds and Hope Diamond 11 Photos