Objects selected by Jennifer Betsworth, relating to her life or research.
Hy-Ko Products printed this sign on Tyvek for maximum outdoor durability. Although the sign itself is modern, the language is identical to similar signs from the early twentieth-century.
Collected in Columbia, South Carolina, this twentieth-century railroad spike appears nearly identical to the earliest spikes that Robert Stevens created in 1832. This â€œcut spikeâ€ or â€œcramponâ€ remains the commonest railroad…
Glass insulators protect transmission wires from the elements. Individuals purchased this Hemingray design, named Deep Groove Double Petticoat Pony, specifically for rural telephone lines.
Winter Journeys in the South, published in 1916, was written by John Martin Hammond. A native Pennsylvanian, he traveled to the Southâ€™s most prominent resort cities and created this guide for Northern tourists.
This handmade brick, which workers made on site in a matter of seconds, originally formed a part of a nineteenth-century Kentucky tavern. Though roughly made, the bricks indicated stability and fine lodging to travelers.
Photograph of Beneventum Plantation house, Georgetown, South Carolina