Mysteries: Roulette and LA Shootout Pictures
Don investigates a pocket-sized computer used to predict the game of roulette and the body armor worn by bank robbers involved in a deadly shootout.
mysteries-at-the-museum_ss_223_002Hidden 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
mysteries-at-the-museum_ss_223_004At 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
mysteries-at-the-museum_ss_223_013At the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA, Thomas Bass examines the world’s first wearable computer. The device was used by Claude Shannon and Ed Thorp to increase their odds at the game of roulette. Believe it or not, this was not considered illegal or cheating at the time. 960 1280
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