Quotation Sign from Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond Exhibition, 1960-1961

Artifact

Information sign

Date Made

1960-1961

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond

Object ID

2015.16.1.35

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Iron alloy
Paint (Coating)
Polyvinyl chloride
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 16 in

Width: 1 in

Length: 60 in

Inscriptions

side 1: …mathematicians have intellectually created an ideal world,… None has the faintest conception of this world, except he who knows it. A.PRINGSHEIM side 2: I don't know what I may seem to the world, but, as to myself, I seem to have been only as a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ISAAC NEWTON

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