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Background imageExperiment Collection: Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 1

Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 1, 1904. The Wrights had a much more difficult time testing their aircraft at Huffman Prairie than at Kill Devil

Background imageExperiment Collection: Wright Brothers Glider Tests, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA, October 10, 1902

Wright Brothers Glider Tests, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA, October 10, 1902. Historic photo of the Wright brothers third test glider being launched

Background imageExperiment Collection: Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham

Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865. Official drawings '...by Mr. P

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. 'Preparations were now made for destroying the Terpsichore, 18-gun sailing-frigate

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. '...Mr. Donald M'Kay, the extensive shipowner

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Mackay Gun, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Mackay Gun, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Mackay Gun, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. J. Wilson '...of the experiments which have lately been practised on Crosby Sands, near Liverpool, with the gun invented by Mr

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864

Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Section of the Warrior floating target, showing the hole made by the 600-pound shell and the displacement of the upper plate, 1864

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864

Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. The sight presented by the target when struck was very grand

Background imageExperiment Collection: Captain Urquhart experimenting with his Life-Preserving Raft on the Thames, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Captain Urquhart experimenting with his Life-Preserving Raft on the Thames, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Captain Urquhart experimenting with his Life-Preserving Raft on the Thames, [in London] 1858. A craft, attracting attention by its singular appearance

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiments with Captain Fowke's pontoon bridge on the Serpentine, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Experiments with Captain Fowke's pontoon bridge on the Serpentine, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with Captain Fowke's pontoon bridge on the Serpentine, [London], 1860. The pontoon to be tested consists of an oblong framework of wood and iron

Background imageExperiment Collection: Musical theories of Pythagoras, 1492. Creator: Unknown

Musical theories of Pythagoras, 1492. Creator: Unknown
Musical theories of Pythagoras, 1492. Men playing musical instruments and making sounds. At top left, an anvil is struck with hammers

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiments made with Stevens's Bread-making Machine at Marylebone Workhouse, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Experiments made with Stevens's Bread-making Machine at Marylebone Workhouse, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Experiments made with Stevens's Bread-making Machine at Marylebone Workhouse, 1858. Mr. Stevens, the inventor of the A B C bread-making machine, is a practical baker

Background imageExperiment Collection: Fremantle in Western Australia: Rottnest Island, the Proposed New Convict Establishment... 1857

Fremantle in Western Australia: Rottnest Island, the Proposed New Convict Establishment... 1857. Creator: Unknown
Fremantle in Western Australia: Rottnest Island, the Proposed New Convict Establishment, in the distance, 1857. By reference to the report of the important measure introduced to the House of

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Doctor, 1650-1669. Creator: Unknown

The Doctor, 1650-1669. Creator: Unknown
The Doctor, 1650-1669

Background imageExperiment Collection: An Alchemist in his Laboratory, 1631-1677. Creator: Thomas Wijck

An Alchemist in his Laboratory, 1631-1677. Creator: Thomas Wijck
An Alchemist in his Laboratory, 1631-1677

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Related to Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Related to Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Related to Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageExperiment Collection: Interior Dept. - Bureau of Mines, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Interior Dept

Interior Dept. - Bureau of Mines, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Interior Dept
Interior Dept. - Bureau of Mines, [Washington, DC], between 1910 and 1920. Scientist using a bunsen burner to heat a glass instrument

Background imageExperiment Collection: Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920
Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. USA. Man and woman with scientific apparatus

Background imageExperiment Collection: Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920
Home Economics Section, between 1910 and 1920. USA. Women in an industrial kitchen

Background imageExperiment Collection: M Pasteur's Experiments in Paris for the cure of Hydrophobia, 1886. Creator: Unknown

M Pasteur's Experiments in Paris for the cure of Hydrophobia, 1886. Creator: Unknown
M Pasteur's Experiments in Paris for the cure of Hydrophobia - The Doctor and some of his Patients, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33

Background imageExperiment Collection: Laboratory, between 1909 and 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Laboratory, between 1909 and 1914

Laboratory, between 1909 and 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Laboratory, between 1909 and 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Laboratory, between 1909 and 1914. USA. Man on left using a telephone, man on right wearing headphones and operating scientific apparatus

Background imageExperiment Collection: Students conducting experiments in laboratory, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Students conducting experiments in laboratory, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: Students conducting electrical experiments with batteries, Western High... Washington DC, (1899?)

Students conducting electrical experiments with batteries, Western High... Washington DC, (1899?)
Students conducting electrical experiments with batteries, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: City experiment in gardening, New York City, c1922. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

City experiment in gardening, New York City, c1922. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
City experiment in gardening, New York City, c1922. Three men, in foreground, in garden project in New York City park

Background imageExperiment Collection: City experiment in gardening, New York City, c1922. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

City experiment in gardening, New York City, c1922. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
City experiment in gardening, New York City, c1922. Group of people watching gardener at work in garden project in New York City park

Background imageExperiment Collection: Group of young women performing atmospheric pressure experiments while studying... (1899?)

Group of young women performing atmospheric pressure experiments while studying... (1899?)
Group of young women performing atmospheric pressure experiments while studying science in normal school, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: Pendulum-Room at the Bottom of the Harton Coal-Pit, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Pendulum-Room at the Bottom of the Harton Coal-Pit, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Pendulum-Room at the Bottom of the Harton Coal-Pit, 1854. Experiment to determine the weight of the Earth. The apparatus consists of two astronomical clocks with compensation pendulums

Background imageExperiment Collection: Mouth of the Harton Coal-Pit, South Shields, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Mouth of the Harton Coal-Pit, South Shields, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Mouth of the Harton Coal-Pit, South Shields, 1854. Mr. Airy['s] grand object was to arrive at the weight of our globe...it being necessary to know this before we can proceed to determine

Background imageExperiment Collection: Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Bacteriology - Dr

Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912
Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912. [Two women and man in laboratory - USA?]

Background imageExperiment Collection: Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Bacteriology - Dr

Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912
Bacteriology - Dr. George Stiles, 1912. [Two women and man in laboratory - USA?]

Background imageExperiment Collection: Fowler's New Subsoil Draining Plough, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Fowler's New Subsoil Draining Plough, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Fowler's New Subsoil Draining Plough, 1850. An experimental trial of Fowler's Patent Draining Plough and Machinery took place...in a field at the back of Mr

Background imageExperiment Collection: A Philosopher Shewing an Experiment on the Air Pump, 1769. Creator: Valentine Green

A Philosopher Shewing an Experiment on the Air Pump, 1769. Creator: Valentine Green
A Philosopher Shewing an Experiment on the Air Pump, 1769

Background imageExperiment Collection: In the Laboratory, ca. 1885-87. Creator: Henry Alexander

In the Laboratory, ca. 1885-87. Creator: Henry Alexander
In the Laboratory, ca. 1885-87

Background imageExperiment Collection: Eugene Lauste recording the first combined moving image and sound, c1905, (1935)

Eugene Lauste recording the first combined moving image and sound, c1905, (1935). Eugene Lauste may be seen already experimenting with " Talkies"

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Agincourt Target, experimented on by the Mackay Gun, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Agincourt Target, experimented on by the Mackay Gun, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Agincourt Target, experimented on by the Mackay Gun, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. J. Wilson of tests on '...the gun invented by Mr

Background imageExperiment Collection: An Alchemist in his Laboratory, 1668-1671. Creator: Mattheus van Helmont

An Alchemist in his Laboratory, 1668-1671. Creator: Mattheus van Helmont
An Alchemist in his Laboratory, 1668-1671

Background imageExperiment Collection: Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Experiments in physics class, 1901

Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Experiments in physics class, 1901. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Experiments in physics class, 1901

Background imageExperiment Collection: Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Classroom experiment in physics, 1901

Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Classroom experiment in physics, 1901. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Classroom experiment in physics, 1901

Background imageExperiment Collection: Students in a science class conducting experiments, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Students in a science class conducting experiments, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: Students in a chemistry class conducting an experiment, Western High School, Washington DC, (1899?)

Students in a chemistry class conducting an experiment, Western High School, Washington DC, (1899?)
Students in a chemistry class conducting an experiment, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: Students in a chemistry class observing others conducting an experiment...Washington DC, (1899?)

Students in a chemistry class observing others conducting an experiment...Washington DC, (1899?)
Students in a chemistry class observing others conducting an experiment, Western High School, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: School children conducting simple experiments, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

School children conducting simple experiments, Washington, D.C. (1899?). Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
School children conducting simple experiments, Washington, D.C. (1899?)

Background imageExperiment Collection: Members of the experimental staff... North American Aviation, Inc, plant, Inglewood, Calif. 1942

Members of the experimental staff... North American Aviation, Inc, plant, Inglewood, Calif. 1942
Member[s] of the experimental staff at the North American Aviation, Inc. plant, observe wind tunnel tests on an accurate scale model of the B-25 (" Billy Mitchell" ) bomber, Inglewood

Background imageExperiment Collection: An experimental scale model of the B-25... North American Aviation, Inc. Inglewood, Calif. 1942

An experimental scale model of the B-25... North American Aviation, Inc. Inglewood, Calif. 1942
An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tunnel tests in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc. Inglewood, Calif. This plant produced the B-25 bomber

Background imageExperiment Collection: Kytta family, FSA borrowers on non-commercial experiment, Michigan Hill, Washington, 1939

Kytta family, FSA borrowers on non-commercial experiment, Michigan Hill, Washington, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Kytta family, Farm Security Administration (FSA) borrowers on non-commercial experiment, build a well. Michigan Hill, Thurston County, western Washington. See general caption number 36

Background imageExperiment Collection: Possibly: Kytta family, FSA borrowers on non-commercial experiment, Michigan Hill, Washington, 1939

Possibly: Kytta family, FSA borrowers on non-commercial experiment, Michigan Hill, Washington, 1939
[Untitled, possibly related to: Kytta family, Farm Security Administration (FSA) borrowers on non-commercial experiment, build a well. Michigan Hill, Thurston County, western Washington



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