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Wooden Water Pipe
Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois;
This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....
Painting: Corn with Pumpkin
Painting; Still-life; Oil on canvas; Montgomery, Alfred, 1857-1922; Corn
A painting with large ears of yellow corn spilling onto a wooden floor from a wooden barrel, a wooden box and patched gunny sack also contain corn. A large shovel rests on the open box. A pumpkin sits...
Orient Motor Buckboard
Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; World's Fair; St. Louis Exhibition; Patents; Waltham, Massachusetts
A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.
Wall clock, belonging to the Lincoln family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Furnishings; Clock; Timekeeping
Black Forest wall clock with painted wooden shield dial, decorated with flowers at top and columns at sides. Painted black metal hands. Wooden case attatched with hooks. Illegible ink inscription on back...
Trim 1, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Assassinations; Catafalque; Victorian; Custom
Silver thread & wire wrapped around wooden beads, with fringe bottom. Small top bead wrapped in basket weave pattern, small wrapped ring separates two beads. Larger bead wrapped in ribbed pattern. Fringe,...
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...
Cary's New Terrestrial Globe
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Map; Globe; Globes; Country
Cary's New Terrestrial Globe. Terrestrial globe/map of World. Green oceans with dark green and black outlines; tan, green and reddish land masses; black rivers, mountains, and lettering. Globe is circled...
Workman's lamp; Lamp, Whale oil
Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Baker; Baker's lamp; Workman's lamp
Oval lamp made of tin with a cone shaped handle area. A wooden handle would have made this useful for workmen who needed to see inside something.
Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Light; Lighting device; Lamps; Camphene; Workman's lamp
A tin cylindrical lamp with a single wick channel in the center of the top of the lamp. At the bottom of the lamp is a triangular projection, probably for fastening it to a wall or wooden structure.
Ballot boxes; Voting; Politics & Government; Hensley Township, Illinois; Economic & political systems;
Wooden ballot box with a padlock and keys. One single wire and wooden handle on the front of the box. Slot cut in top of the box for a handle. 20.75" high.
Houses; Housework; Women; Bissel; Suburban life; Sweeping & dusting;
Wooden long handled carpet sweeper with wooden handle. Rotating brush system attached to a steel roller. Four wheels in rotating assembly. Marked: "Bissel's Grand Rapids Cycoball Bearing".
Typewriters; Women; Economics; Office workers;
Black Hammond typewriter on a wooden base. Missing wooden top section. Marked "Hammond Multiplex." See "Interpretation" for information on how the typewriter helped women enter the workforce in the United...
Agriculture; Equipment; Pitchforks;
This type of wooden pitchfork was commonly used on farms throughout McLean County, Illinois.
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.
Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask
Sierra Leone; Africa; Ritual objects; Masks; Mende culture; Sande society; Helmets
Dark wooden carved helmet mask with long braids of human hair attached with string to holes along the lower edge. A small, diamond-shaped face with almond-shaped eyes is carved in relatively low relief...
Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments
Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....
Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
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...
Nigerian Cap Mask
Africa; Masks; Ritual objects; Nigeria; Dancers
This wooden mask is hollow and made to set atop a dancer's head. The face has almond-shaped eyes with round holes cut through the middle; a wide, flattened nose, a closed mouth with full lips; almond-shaped...
Ghana Wooden Comb
Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture
This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....
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