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Anne Cooper Funderburg

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ANNE COOPER FUNDERBURG is a freelance writer living in Mandeville, Louisiana. Her latest book is Sundae Best: A History of Soda Fountains (Bowling Green State University Popular Press).

Articles by this Contributor

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IN EARLY AMERICA, PAINT WAS EXPENSIVE, PERISHABLE, AND TEMPERAMENTAL, AND YOU HAD TO MAKE IT YOURSELF. HENRY SHERWIN TURNED IT INTO THE DURABLE MANUFACTURED COMMODITY IT IS TODAY.

George W. G. Ferris built his awesome wheel in six months, saw it come to symbolize the achievements of a newly confident America, and died broke and alone three years later

Very few high-tech products taste as good as ice cream

Discovering it took luck. Developing it into a successful product took all of Du Pont’s technological resources—and the zeal of one French entrepreneur.