University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (2)

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"Mirror. Since the ancients did not know how to make mirrors by placing quicksilver on the glass, mirrors
1. "Mirror. Since the ancients did not know how to make mirrors by placing quicksilver on the glass, mirrors must be made of bronze which was polished to give a fairly good reflection. The most interesting scenes on mirrors come from the Etruscans, a strange people in North Central Italy. Here Castor, one of the Heavenly twins, meets two nymphs." Italy. 5th Century B.C."
"Mirror. The Etruscan goddess of wisdom, Minerva, draws with her spear tip the head of a horrible monster
2. "Mirror. The Etruscan goddess of wisdom, Minerva, draws with her spear tip the head of a horrible monster Medusa, which turns to stone those who see it, so that the hero Perseus may kill her without looking directly at her. Italy, 5th century B.C."
  

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