Hitchcock's Birds and Hope Diamond
Don Wildman inspects a jar of strange, preserved creatures, a legendary blue diamond and the shattered skull of a 19th century laborer.
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
Feather Fans from World's FairOn display at the Chicago History Museum is a set of feather plume fans that were used for a burlesque show at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. 960 1280
International Spy MuseumThe International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, houses the make-up that was used to disguise the 6 American diplomats who evaded capture during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. 960 1280
Blue BoxAt the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, is a “Blue Box,” a contraption invented by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs that, in the days of rotary telephones, could hack the phone network to make free long-distance calls. 960 1280
Joseph Jefferson Mansion and GardensAt the Joseph Jefferson Mansion and Gardens on Lake Peigneur in New Iberia, LA, is an antique urn that was one of few relics to survive a terrifying and earthshaking disaster. 960 1280
Roanoke, Edgar Allan Poe, Greenbrier 11 Photos