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Inventions: Highlights Collection

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This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, recordings, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Meet the female inventor behind mass-market paper bags. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

The Process of Invention - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum

Inventive Minds: Theresa Dankovich

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Subhendu Guha

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Van Phillips

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Ralph Baer

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Amy Prieto

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Paul MacCready

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventing the Perfect Umbrella

Smithsonian Magazine

Eli Whitney [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reproduction of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin Model

National Museum of American History

Edison Invents

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Thomas Alva Edison

National Portrait Gallery

Edison "New Year's Eve" Lamp

National Museum of American History

Alexander Graham Bell

National Portrait Gallery

Alexander Graham Bell's Large Box Telephone

National Museum of American History

Henry Ford

National Portrait Gallery

1926 Ford Model T roadster

National Museum of American History

Patent Model for Paper Bag Machine

National Museum of American History

Invention for Improvement in Sewing Machines

National Museum of American History

George Washington Carver

National Portrait Gallery

Grace Murray Hopper

National Portrait Gallery

Steve Jobs

National Portrait Gallery

Apple I Microcomputer Power Supply

National Museum of American History

Reinventing the Wheels

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Mystery Invention

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access