A museum such as the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is not just about the collections of artifacts and objects. Every one of these items has a story to tell and those stories aren't just the ones we have to tell today. Often, insight into history comes from seeing it, not just through modern eyes, but through the eyes of yesterday. Via newspapers, magazine articles, advertisements, letters, picture postcards and photographs, we can learn much about how the contemporaries of the great men and great companies which we celebrate here at the Museum were viewed in their own time.
This is a place where we will occasionally post some of our favorite pieces from our archives for you to view, enjoy, and learn from.