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Ben Franklin Memorial Statue by The Franklin Institute Science Museum, via Flickr (Darryl Moran)


The Franklin Institute (named after the noted American scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin) is a museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the United States, dating to 1824. The Institute also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a federal research facility in Livermore, California, founded by the University of California in 1952. A Federally Funded Research and Development Center , it is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC , a partnership of the University of California, Bechtel, Babcock & Wilcox, URS, and Battelle Memorial Institute in affiliation with the Texas A&M University…

from Miss Moss

Vintage Black Glamour

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938 as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Born in Boston, Ms. Jones was encouraged by both parents to pursue art and she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1927. After studying art at Harvard and Columbia, she established the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute, the black preparatory school founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown in Sedalia, North Carolina.


Amedeo Modigliani | Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz, 1916 80.7 x 54 cm Oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

from Roadtrippers

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial in Philadelphia Pennsylvania is a must see for tourists.


1.68" x 0.95" Soft Enamel Pin Single Posted Rubber Clasp Inspired by "The Old Guitarist" by Pablo Picasso---The Old Guitarist is an oil painting by Pablo Picasso created late 1903 – early 1904. It depicts an old, blind, haggard man with threadbare clothing weakly hunched over his guitar, playing in the streets of Barcelona, Spain. It is currently on display in the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection....


"Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, 1912. Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century. She was also the great aunt of singer Natalie Cole. In fact, she raised Natalie’s mother Maria and her sisters (her brother’s children) when their mother died in childbirth." Ms. Brown died in 1961.


Radiological incidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima show a need for EM. As part of our Nation’s efforts, earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrated new technology developments at the Columbus, Ohio, Battelle Memorial Institute facility that will enable more effective radiological decontamination.

Seed catalogue cover art ~ featuring the "Memorial" white rose.