Television and Nazism at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

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In 1939, the iconic car maker General Motors used its exhibit, Futurama, to go much further than suggesting the future. “I have seen the future” was the message made into personal pins for the five million visitors who wandered through Futurama, amazed at the many futuristic vehicles and modes of transportation. The advertising people behind “I Have Seen the Future” would have been horrified if they had known what was coming.

Margaret Chase Smith follows in husband's footsteps. Washington, D.C., June 10, 1940. Margaret Chase Smith, wife of the late Rep. Clyde Smith, Republican, of Maine, was sworn in today to fill the vacancy left by her husband. Left to right in the picture: Margaret Chase Smith, Speaker William Bankhead, and Rep. James C. Oliver, Republican of Maine, who sponsored Mrs. Smith Library of Congress.

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“Margaret Chase Smith follows in her husband’s footsteps. Washington, D.C., June 10, 1940. Margaret Chase Smith, wife of the late Rep. Clyde Smith, Republican, of Maine, was sworn in today to fill the vacancy left by her husband. Left to right in the picture: Margaret Chase Smith, Speaker William Bankhead, and Rep. James C. Oliver, […]

The Broken Promise Of Freedom: The Fraud Of 1877.

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The end of the Civil War officially freed the four million enslaved persons in the South. Still, it left unanswered what and how to help former slaves become useful and independent citizens. Reconstructionists worked to develop a plan that created thousands of segregated schools. Job training, housing, and food supplements were offered, and most importantly […]