EAIA

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‘The Greenwood Gift to The Smithsonian Institution’

By C. Malcolm Watkins, Associate Curator, Division of Ethnology, U.S. National Museum Reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume IV, January, 1951 Of special interest to members of the Early American Industries Association is the Greenwood Gift to the Smithsonian Institution. This comprises a collec­tion which illustrates the arts and living habits of rural Americans prior to …

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‘Country’s Largest Tool Store at the Turn of the Century’

by R. James Aber Reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume XXIV, September 1971 One of the finest hardware stores in the United States at the turn of the (20th) century, Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co. spared no expense or effort to maintain the largest inventory of tools and hardware in the East. The selling floors of the …

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The History of the Early American Industries Association

Our Purpose:  The Early American Industries Association Preserves and Presents Historic Trades, Crafts, and Tools and Interprets Their Impact on Our Lives  The Early American Industries Association was founded in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression.  The following is a summary of the early history of our organization. Loring McMillen who was Vice-President …

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