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121. Blanket Chest, associated with Abraham Lincoln Blanket Chest, associated with Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Blanket chest Medium sized blanket chest on legs. Bun and peg feet, turned legs. Bottom section of chest contains one drawer with two mushroom knobs. Lid of chest is rounded, black paint outlining on chest, top chest...

122. Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5 Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5 Typewriters; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Stamford, Connecticut; A portable manual typewriter (in original carrying case), 'Blickensderfer No. 5 Stamford Conn. U.S.A.' Ideal keyboard, with type-wheel, black keys with white letters. No. 58627.

123. Block House, Carlock, Illinois Block House, Carlock, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Concrete; Housing; Construction This concrete block home south of Carlock, Illinois, was built around 1900.

124. Bloomington - Normal Street Car Bloomington - Normal Street Car McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Street railroads; The photo shows street cars that were part of the street railway system. The viaduct under the C&A tracks in Normal is shown, and it is still used by an occasional auto.

125. Bloomington Band - Mardi Gras Bloomington Band - Mardi Gras McLean County, Illinois; Entertainment; Music; Bands; Mardi Gras The Bloomington Band Mardi Gras is shown on the east side of the Square. The musicians are in a variety of costumes. Kresge's department store is in the background.

126. Bloomington Bicycle Club, Illinois Bloomington Bicycle Club, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Entertainment; Clubs; Bicycles & Tricycles The members of The Bloomington Bicycle Club are shown with their bicycles.

127. Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Book binding; Advertisements The Bloomington Book Bindery started business in 1854. Books of all kinds were bound in Russia, Calf, Morocco, or Sheep. Russia was a trade name which applied to a shaved cowhide or calfskin which was...

128. Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Brooms & brushes; Luggage; Boots; Shoes; Shoe industry; Advertisements The Bloomington Brush and Trunk Co. was a 19th century manufacturer. They produced brushes of all types -- clothes, stove, shoe, tooth, hair, and paint -- and, in 1877, expanded production to included...

129. Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Company Advertisement Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Cider; Vinegar industry; Pickles; Factories The Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Co. factory was a short-lived 19th century business packaging vinegar and sweet pickles.

130. Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916 McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Castles & palaces; Harvesting; Sketches This sketch of the 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace shows the palace as it was built around the Coliseum.

131. Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Biscuits; Bakeries; Crackers; Cakes; Advertisements The Bloomington Cracker Company on East Front Street was also Gerken's Bakery.

132. Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Fire fighters; Municipal services; This photograph shows the Bloomington Fire Company with its equipment. Downtown Bloomington, Illinois, can be seen in the background.

133. Bloomington High School Band Bloomington High School Band McLean County, Illinois; Education; Music; Bands The members of the Bloomington High School Band pose in full uniform.

134. Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Skirts; Merchants; Hoops; Hoop skirts; Business people; Industry; Textiles; Corsets; Winter; Advertisements The Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory was a manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer in hoop skirts, corsets, hosiery, zephyrs (light shawls), and underwear. It was run by D. Winter.

135. Bloomington Manufacturing Company Bloomington Manufacturing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Industry; Mowing; Bicycles & tricycles; Carriages & coaches The Bloomington Manufacturing Company manufactured the "Graham Mower and Reaper" in the 1860s.

136. Bloomington Pickle Factory Bloomington Pickle Factory McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Pickles; Factories; Vinegar industry; Railroads The Bloomington Pickle Factory manufactured pickles and vinegar in the 1920s and 1930s.

137. Bloomington Pork Packing Company Bloomington Pork Packing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Pork; Shipping; Hogs; Pigs In 1872, William Van Schoick combined his company with three partners to form the Bloomington Pork Packing Company. The company butchered 15,000 hogs annually, but ultimately failed, due to competition...

138. Bloomington Star Dairy Advertisement Bloomington Star Dairy Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Milk; Dairying; Butter; Advertisements; Dairy products industry The Bloomington Star Dairy was located two miles northwest of Bloomington.

139. Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Luggage; Merchants; Factories; Business people; Industry; Luggage; Advertisements The Bloomington Trunk Factory manufactured trunks, satchels, valises, and traveling bags in Bloomington in the late 1800s.

140. Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; The photo shows South Center Street in Bloomington, Illinois, around 1857. Shops, sidewalks, livestock, etc. are all visible.
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