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The Science Service Historical Image Collection represents twentieth-century scientific research consisting of images and original captions as they appeared in period publications.

The captions were written by Science Service journalists and have been transcribed exactly. We are providing a 40-year random sample of innovation and invention; which is specific to the subject of electricity.

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Our site map will aid you in viewing selected photographs and supporting documentation available on-line from the National Museum of American History's Electricity collection of Science Service.

We anticipate additional photographs from Electricity and other collection areas of the Museum will become available as resources permit. latest update 2013

The Smithsonian Institution's Archives of Science Service Finding Aid is now available online.

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