The Oklahoma Century Chest
ancestor: Someone in your family from a previous generation, like a grandparent.
assembly line: A process used in factories where each person is assigned a different step in building a product.
automobile: A vehicle with four wheels that travels under its own power; a car.
bachelor's degree: A degree received after completing an undergraduate study at a university or college.
bracers: Straps placed over the shoulder that hold up one's pants, attached by buttons.
concert: A live performance of music.
constitutional amendment: A law that alters or adds to the Constitution of the United States.
convenient: Something that is made easier or more comfortable to use.
correspondence: Communication by written word, often a letter.
entertainment: An activity or performance that people find enjoyable.
expensive: An object or service that costs too much money for most people to afford.
fashion: A common style of dress during a particular time or among a certain group.
film: A roll or strip of thin, flexible, transparent material that is sensitive to light and used in photography.
freight: Goods or cargo carried by train, truck, airplane, or ship.
future: What comes after the present.
generation: A group of individuals living at the same time.
glass plate: A piece of glass treated to be sensitive to light and used in photography. Inexpensive: An object or service that costs little money and is affordable by many. Invention: An original device or process.
knickers: Loose-fitting short pants gathered just below the knee.
luxury: An item or service that is expensive and/or not necessary.
mass production: The process of making one item for sale in large quantities; e.g. Henry Ford's factories that made thousands of black Model T's every week.
modern: Something that is from recent times, as opposed to the distant past.
necessity: Something that is required for living or performing a job.
newspaper: A printed publication containing news, feature articles, advertisements, and correspondence; usually printed daily or weekly.
operators: Those who runs a telephone switchboard, especially for a phone company.
parcel: A package containing goods that is sent through the mail.
phone book: A book that contains the phone numbers of homes and businesses in a set area, like a city.
photography: The art of composing pictures through the use of cameras.
ready-to-wear: Clothing that requires no tailoring to wear after its purchase.
record: A wax or vinyl tube or disc that holds recorded music and can be played on a phonograph or record player.
suffrage: The right to vote in political elections.
switchboard: An installation for the manual control of telephone connections.
time capsule: A container storing a selection of objects chosen as being typical of the present time, buried for discovery in the future
trolley: A passenger vehicle powered by electricity that runs on a set route over rail lines.