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

2015.16.1.39

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: 72 in

Inscriptions

side 1: MATHEMATICAL OBJECTS ARE SOMETIMES AS PECULIAR AS THE MOST EXOTIC BEAST OR BIRD, AND THE TIME SPENT IN EXAMINING THEM MAY BE WELL EMPLOYED. H. STEINHAUS side 2: I never come across one of Laplace's 'Thus it plainly appears' without feeling sure that I have hours of hard work before me... N. BOWDITCH

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