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Frederick Lutz letter to Louise
Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; Lutz, Frederick; Albacete, Spain; Soldiers
Three page handwritten letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937. Lutz was an American volunteer during the Spanish Civil War. Letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937....
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
Civil War; Gettysburg; Jones, Samuel A., 1834-1912; Coe, A.S.; Culpepper, Pennsylvania; Medicines
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones dated September 29th, 1863 describing the battle of Gettysburg. Samuel A. Jones was a homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. He served...
Hand written letter by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Republican Party Cunningham, Joseph O. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yours of the 18th. signed as Secretary of the Rep. Club, is received. In the matter of making speeches I am a good [deal] pressed by invitations from almost all quarters; and while I hope to be at Urbana...
Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois
Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM);
"In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...
Ancient Brick Collection
Archaeology; Ur (Extinct City); Iraq; Mesopotamia; Middle East; Cuneiform; Cuneiform inscriptions; Sargon I; Sargon II; Sumarians
A collection of eight ancient clay bricks. Each brick has a cuneiform inscription: 1. "To Nannar, eldest son of Enlil, his king, Urnammu, the mighty man, priest of Erech, King of Ur, King of Sumer and...
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:...
Postcard of American troops, Paris, France
United States; Fourth of July celebrations; France; World War I; Red Cross;
Postcard of American troops parading in Paris on July 4, 1918. The color guard carrying an American flag has just made a left turn. Spectators are on the right side. This card is an American Red Cross...
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Dubois, Jesse K.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, one of Lincoln's neighbors in Springfield, concerning the presidential election. DuBois served with Lincoln as Whig in the Illinois General Assembly, and...
World War I; Cavalry; Horses; Soldiers; France; Transportation; Photographs
Black and white photograph of French cavalry.
When the Yanks stormed Juvigny
World War I; Juvigny, France; Soldiers
Black and white photograph. Text label (on back) describes the event: "WHEN THE YANKS STORM JUVIGNY Tanks returning from the battle, after aiding American troops in the capture of Juvigny."
All-Bisque Japanese Baby Doll
Japan; United States; Japanese doll industry; American pop culture; Patent laws; All-bisque dolls; Japanese exports; World War I
This is an all-bisque baby doll that has moveable arms. The doll has a painted face with features including black eyes, pink cheeks, red lips, and light colored hair.
Independence Day, 1918
World War I; London, England; Celebrations; Soldiers; Independence Day; Festivals
Black and white photograph, #15938, showing American soldiers and spectators at an Independence Day ball game in London, England, July 4, 1918. Originally released by the Committee for Public Information...
Of course I can!; I'm patriotic as can be - And ration points won't worry me!
World War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States ; Home food processing; Food conservation--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, 25.5 x 18.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
University of Illinois Armory
Champaign County, Illinois; Armory; Buildings; Education
505 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign.
Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny'
Airplanes; Biplanes; Air transportation; Aviation; Barnstorming; World's Fair; A Century of Progress
The Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' is a single-engine biplane. The 'Jenny's' fuselage is painted black and silver, its propeller is black, and its wings are yellow. The plane's height is approximately ten feet,...
Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane
Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service
A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Stadiums; Athletics
200 E. Florida Ave., Champaign.
Coin from the Sassanian Empire
Coins; Money; Currency; Persia; Iran; Trade; Silver; Kings
AR drachm (drachma). The coin is from the King Khusru I (Khosrow I) reign. Obverse side has a crowned bust facing right wearing an "artichoke" crown. The reverse has a fire altar with two attendants. 30...
Letter, a request made seeking assistance in obtaining "A commssion in the Army" (recovered from Lincoln Home)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Letter; Communication; Paper; Post; Mail
Light blue two-leaf folio, begins: "Spring ___/Dec. 28th 1847/Hon. A. Lincoln/ Dear Sir./ I hope that I shall not trespass too much upon your time..." Signature is missing due to loss of paper, along with...
Framed print of George Washington
Print; Art; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Papier mache; Washington, George, 1732-1799; President
Wood and papier mache oval frame. Molded flowers at compass points. Remnants of scallop molding on rim, contains portrait of George Washington. He wears a dark suit with white shirt and high collar. He...
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