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1. Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...

2. Printing Press, c. 1830 Printing Press, c. 1830 Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.

3. Reward Broadside Reward Broadside Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Civil War This notice states: "100 DOLLAR REWARD. Rannaway from the subscriber, on Monday, June 15, a negro woman, NELLY FORREST. She is about 45 years old, chunky built, large pouting mouth, good teeth, high cheekbones,...

4. Slave Sale Broadside Slave Sale Broadside Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions; "Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...

5. Kickapoo Grand Village Monument Kickapoo Grand Village Monument McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Monuments & memorials; Indians of North America; A historical marker was placed at the site of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in Ellsworth, Illinois, by the McLean County Historical Society in 1905.

6. The Railsplitter, Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter, Abraham Lincoln Illinois; Presidents; Politics & Government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; White House; Oil on canvas The Railsplitter, oil on canvas, artist unknown, 1860. Chicago Historical Society collection.

7. Meskawki Lodge, Reproduction Meskawki Lodge, Reproduction Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America Free-lanced design, based on a study of Meskawki lodges

8. Local Indian Traditions Local Indian Traditions Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).

9. Cattle Bank, Champaign, Illinois Cattle Bank, Champaign, Illinois Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Houses; Cattle Bank, Northeast corner, First Street and University Avenue, Champaign. It is also known as Heimlicher's Drug Store.

10. Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

11. Meskawki Lodge Meskawki Lodge Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America Traditional house form utilized by Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes Region. Meskwaki settlement near Tama, Iowa. 1905.

12. Women of Kickapoo Nation Women of Kickapoo Nation Kickapoo Nation; Women; Indian reservations; Kawkeasawkwa; Keepoakwa; Nubya Eshnoqua; Algonkian; Indians of North America; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Language; Kansas Photograph of three women in the Kickapoo tribe, taken at the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas to document McLean County, Illinois, Kickapoo descendants. Names identifying the three women featured in the...

13. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois; The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...

14. I'm counting on you!; Don't discuss: troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment I'm counting on you!; Don't discuss: troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment National security; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 7.5 x 10.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

15. IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I Computers; Calculators; Technology; Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC); Harvard Mark I; International Business Machines (IBM) Considered to be the first digital computer, Howard Aiken's Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (the IBM ASCC) or Mark I, was developed between 1937-1944. When it was completed it had many functions:...

16. French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear Fur trade; Bucket bale; French artifacts; Metalwork; Metallurgy; Explorers; Trade item; Kettles The diameter of the rim is 12.2 cm. The height of the bale ears is 5.7 cm. The bucket bale is made of iron. The bale ears are welded to the rim. The lower portion of the bucket would have been made out...

17. Old State House, Boston Old State House, Boston American Revolution; Colonialists; Colonial America The Old State House was a merchants exchange and a general meeting place. It was the symbol of royal authority in the colony.

18. Faneuil Hall, Boston Faneuil Hall, Boston American Revolution; Colonialists; Boston, MA; Faneuil, Peter, 1700-1743 One of the most popular attractions in Boston, Faneuil Hall has been extensively renovated, and is maintained by the National Park Service, which offers historical talks daily in the second floor meeting...

19. Global Cultural Memory Project Global Cultural Memory Project Events; Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Web site A collective archive of digital information (text, images, and, in future, sound & video) that documents both everyday and singular events, lifestyles, and achievements that have influenced the most recent...

20. Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ellis Island; immigrants; immigration; genealogy; geneology; ancestry; family history; heritage; immigration records; family records; scrapbooks; albums; ship manifests; passenger manifests; passenger records "This website is provided by ARAMARK to enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Come explore our site, and we hope that you will come to see us in person for a visit...
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