Mysteries: Risque Dance, Vanishing Lake Pictures
Don Wildman examines the bullets that killed a notorious mobster, and the feathery props that belonged to a risqué dancer who captivated a city in the midst of the Great Depression.
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
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