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Bedkey and Folding Bed
Bed, Folding; Log cabins; Bedkey; Pioneers; Settlers; Westward movement; Sleep tight!
Bedkey and folding rope bed
Lamps; Electricity; Light; Lighting; Kerosene; Pioneers; Argand;
Tin down-draft Argand Kerosene Lamp. Has a tall cylindrical chimney that is attached to a cup-shaped font by a 2.125" projection which has been soldered on. At the top of the font is a flat slot with a...
Peeler; Food; Fruit; Mail order; Apples; Cookery; Kitchens; Gadgets;
Apple Peeler. All iron with a wooden handle. Has a springloaded cutting device and turn handle. Attached to wooden base. 15.75" long. Has no patent date or marks.
Cabinet photograph of the wedding of Allen Grant Little and Florence Howard True
Little, Allen Grant; Marriage; True, Florence Howard; Weddings; Farm life; Agriculture; Hensley Township, Illinois
Wedding photograph of Allen Grant Little and Florence Howard True. The photograph was probably taken on their wedding date, July 22, 1896. Allen ordered six copies of the photograph.
Candlesticks; Wax; Pioneers; Lighting; Tallow;
Tin hog-scraper style candlestick. Has a round concave base with a tin cylinder protruding upwards from the center and a flattened lip with a short flat handle. 5" high. Candle drippings cover the entire...
Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement;
Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...
Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks;
Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...
Coal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light;
Wrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.
Patriotism; Celebrations; Fourth of July celebrations; Gifford, Illinois;
Patriotic ribbon in red, white, and blue. Bow at the top with one white, red, and blue streamer. Red streamer has the following inscription: "July 4th 1908, Daisy Hickman, Gifford, '08".
Equipment; Hand forged; Screwdriver; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Iron;
Hand made screwdriver with 5" oval handle. Painted black with a twisted head. 13" long.
Sewing; Clothing & dress; Sewing machine; Economics; Singer; Technology; Women;
Black cast iron Singer brand sewing machine in an oak vaneered case with a lid and two drawers per side. Cast iron bracket legs and treadle. Leather drive belt on the drive wheel at the side.
Illinois; Clothing & dress; Champaign County, Illinois; Photography; Childhood & youth; Education; Wright, Zay;
Partial glass plate negative. Picture of Zay Wright in the yard standing under a tree. She is dressed in a white ruffled mid-length dress. She's wearing white sandals with heels, stockings, and has a large...
Oil; Pioneers; Lamps; Lighting; Light; Labor; Mining; Whale; Coal;
Tin whale oil miner's lamp. Small cylindrical shaped whale oil lamp with a removable cap and a wick tube in the center. The bottom of the lamp has a sharp "v" shaped point which has been soldered on to...
Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers;
Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...
Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois;
1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....
Flask, Powder; Revolutionary War; Hunting; Arms & armament; Military art & science;
Brown leather tear-drop shaped flask with a brass nozzle and powder measure built in. Spring-loaded lever opens the base, then the flask. Raised picture of a dog (a retriever) under a tree is on both sides...
Plowing; Champaign County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Prairies; Agriculture; Illinois;
Wood and wrought iron plow. Long, tapered, and slightly curved wooden beam with "V" shaped handles attached to the back of the beam. Long dished iron blade held in place with a forged iron screw and iron...
Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; Champaign County, Illinois; Woodland Indians
Off-white colored stone projectile point. Equilateral shaped head with a notched stem and a lower flared base. Sharp edges on two sides and point. Probably late Hopewell/Woodland period.
Hair; Clothing & dress; Tortoise Shell; Women
Dark brown and gold streaked hair comb. Eight long teeth, ornately carved crest with pierced and carved dragon design which wraps around itself. Scroll-vine design around the edge.
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