Siegfried Reinhardt is one of the few American artists with work in the Vatican Museum's permanent collection, and his pieces can be found across the globe. In St. Louis, he is best known for his 1979, 142-foot Aviation mural at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Though Reinhardt died …

Edmund Cartwright invented the power loom in 1780, and by 1880 there were over 250,000 steam-powered looms across Great Britain pumping out gloves, pants, jackets. The power loom transformed the British textile industry from a cottage industry into a fast paced global industry dependent on e…