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The Niddy-Noddy

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol.  XI, no. 1, March 1958 by Laurence A. Johnson “Niddy-Noddy, Niddy-Noddy, two heads and one body” sang the proprietress of the antique shop in New England many years ago....

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EAIA Today

We are nearing the end of summer here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is hot, humid and we suffer from occasional showers and downpours which seem to run right off. But September...

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‘Whatsits’

By John Verrill, Executive Director, Early American Industries Association One of the pleasures of working in the EAIA office is getting frequent requests to identify tools whose purposes are unknown to the inquirer. We...

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Irons

From the The Chronicle Volume XIV, No. 4, December 1961 by Charlotte Woodhull Judging from accounts of the home life of our early ancestors, they were not particularly fastidious about laundering. Their garments, furthermore,...

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Tools in Art: Albrecht Dürer

by Anonymous, reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume XXIV, No. 4, September 1971 Appropriate for the Christmas season we thought we would take a religious theme. The way the artist has depicted factual evidence has...