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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from Sigfried Giedion’s 1948 book, Mechanization Takes Command, as quoted on page xvii of Thomas J. Schlereth’s 1991 volume, Victorian America:

For the historian there are no banal things…. The humble objects of which we speak have shaken our modes of living to its very roots. Modest things of daily life, they accumulate into forces acting upon whoever moves within the orbit of our civilization.