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Alex Shear
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photo Alex Shear has amassed a collection of about 100,000 20th-century artifacts -- one of the world's largest. From Penzoil tin men to waffle irons, ham-can guitars to martini-shaker yo-yos, Shear's collection spans hundreds of subcultures. It celebrates not only everyday America, but American ingenuity and innovation. Delving beneath the surface of Shear's ever-expanding time capsule, future generations may just find the answer to the puzzling question, "Who were these people, the Americans of the 20th century?"

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produced by: Mark Landsman
camera: Ezra Bookstein, Pat Rabdau
edited by: Justin Badger