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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...
Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844
Collection of views of the Pierre Menard Home.
Courthouses; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Cahokia, Illinois
Images of Cahokia Courthouse from different angles
Church of the Holy Family, Cahokia
Churches; Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; History; Cahokia, Illinois
See individual images for descriptions.
Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Dupo, Illinois; Martin, Pierre; Cahokia, Illinois
The vertical log construction of the Pierre Martin house was revealed when the exterior clapboard was removed. The vertical walnut timbers are anchored at top and bottom by wooden pegs, a technique called...
Japan; Japanese dolls; Meiji period; Japanese art;
The doll's head, arms, legs, and feet are made of 'gofun' or pulverized oyster shell over wood. The toes and fingers are tiny and distinct. The head has a black hair wig of horsehair or similar material....
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).
We'll Have Lots to Eat this Winter, Won't We Mother?; Grow Your Own, Can Your Own
Canning and preserving--United States ; Food conservation--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Winter
Poster, color, 16 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Painting: Shady Pool
Painting; Landscape; Wyant, Alexander H., 1836-1892; Oil on canvas; Hudson River School
A painting with a small pool of water lying between tall trees near the foreground, and an open field backed by trees is visible beyond. All painted with quick brushstrokes. Dimensions by sight are 15-3/4"...
Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone
Cornerstones; Time capsules; Scientific experiments; Viruses; Bacteria; Chemistry; Physics;
Duplicates of physically of biologically "alive" experiments in tubes laid in the Museum of Science and Industry's Cornerstone in 1952. Specifically, these tubes contain: slow crystallization, lotus seeds,...
Benz Velo Automobile
Automobiles; Automobiles--Germany; Cars; Land transportation; Benz, Bertha; Benz, Carl, 1884-1929; Inventions; Motorized buggy; Transportation
The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches....
Pendulum; Mechanical tools; Equipment; Astronomy; Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543; A Century of Progress; World's Fair;
The Foucault Pendulum hangs suspended via a sixty-four foot, six inch length of thin cable, has a sixteen-inch diameter brass sphere, filled with lead shot and weighs 650 pounds. Situated underneath the...
Schoenheider Standing Mallard Drake Ice Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Schoenheider, Charles, Sr., 1854-1944
A standing mallard duck ice decoy with a painted two part body, glass eyes and supported by a single iron leg with splayed foot. The head is green with a long yellow beak, the body is painted brown with...
Syrian Coin from the Seleucid Empire
Coins; Money; Currency; Syria; Trade; Silver; Romans
AR tetradrachm. Roman Imperatorial government by Nero as Augustus (AD 54-68). Regnal year 7 and year 109 of the Caesarian Period; 60-61 AD. Obverse side: laureate bust of Nero. Reverse: Eagle facing left...
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
Solon House, 503 S. State St., Champaign, Illinois
The Solon House is one of the finest examples of the Italianate style in Champaign-Urbana. It features a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves and large brackets. The windows are arched, surmounted...
Maya cylindrical pot
Mayas; Mayas--Pottery; Maya art; Pottery--Primitive; Mayas--Antiquities
Clay pot, late Classical Maya Period, false champleve decoration. Height, 16.3 cm.
Maya globular pot
Mayas; Mayas--Pottery; Maya art; Pottery--Primitive
Clay pot with lateral handles, with feline heads in relief. Geometrical decoration in painted polychrome. From the Maya Post-Classical Period. Height 27 cm.
Stereograph from a room in Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photography; Stereograph; Interior; Home; Springfield, IL
Sepia-toned stereograph of two nearly-identical photos, mounted side-by-side on tan cardboard. Shows washstand, towel rack, and kettles near a window. A large print hangs from rope and a small print is...
; Send her along; Envoyons de l'avant
Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade
Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.
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