Photographs, reconstructed models, and the recollections of Jonathan Sharpe, editor of Scientific American, are used to show the impact of inventions on life in America during the age of miracles, 1850-1910. Explains the influence of railroads and farm machinery on the economy of the country and on centers of population. Shows how life in urban areas was revolutionized by the phonograph, telephone, electric lamp, motor car, aeroplane, and radio. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit