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The room where Lincoln died
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Petersen House; Ford's Theater;
The Petersen rooming house was across the street from Ford’s Theater. Lincoln was carried there after he was shot. He lived through the night and died early the next morning.
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).
Painting: Illinois Landscape #90
Painting; Landscape; Photo realism; Panorama; Gregor, Harold, 1929-
A painting of a panoramic view of gently rolling, rich farmland in early springtime. Hedgerows of trees along some field edges, clumps of trees at other places, farmhouse in background towards right end...
Railroads; Rail transportation; Trains; Streamline design; Art Moderne; Art Deco; Diesel locomotives; World's Fair; A Century of Progress; Speed records;
A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.
Museum and Santa Fe Railroad Model
Rail transportation; Transportation; Trains; Railroads; Model trains; Colter, May, 1869-1958; Pasadena, California; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois;
The Museum and Santa Fe Railroad exhibit consists of 1,200 feet of track running through a 3,000 square-foot landscape representing, the Great Plains, the Arizona desert and Grand Canyon, and California....
Seiko Television Watch
Watches; Wristwatches; Timekeeping tools and equipments; Television; Japan; Digital technology
A wristwatch with a rectangular face and a stainless steel band. The face is divided into two sections. Across the top is a narrow digital time and date readout. The remainder of the face is the television...
Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
American Revolution; Bunker Hill; 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'
An 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones.
Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment
Civil War; African American; Augustus Saint Gaudens
Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
Hat rack, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Hat rack
Gothic arch open hat rack. Pointed at top arch, and in middle mirror. Seven hooks, bottom shelf has tin umbrella tray. Two slightly turned posts, one slightly turned rail across front, four slightly turned...
Soapstone Block, from Victorian/Antebellum Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Heating; Health
Rectangular soapstone block. Hewn rectangular iron at sides near top. H 17" L 9" D 2".
Indian Head Cent, 1863
Coins; U.S. MInt; Civil War
The profile of an Indian Maiden wearing a feather bonnet, which probably has LIBERTY written across the band, although coin is so worn it's hard to see. Around the maiden is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and...
Trim 3, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Catafalque;
Black wool fringe. Cord is looped and sewn together to form tape. First continues to form tassels before next loop of tape. Tassels made by cord, twisting back on self. Additional, thinner, cord sewn diagonal...
Booklet, "E.E. Meredith's Show Book for Theater Professionals"
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Davidson, Frank E.; Book; Books; Booklet; Publishing; Neighborhood
"E.E. Meredith's Show Book for Theater Professionals." Lists Frank E. Davidson as Treasurer of the Strollers Organization. Cover is discolored, yellow, with black and red print "For 1916 E.E. Meredith's...
Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Mourning; Carte-de-visite; Images; Home; Springfield, IL
Sepia-toned print of Lincoln Home draped in mourning with the simple Tilton (renters living in Lincoln Home in 1865) draping. View from SW corner, with a group of men standing in front and behind fence....
Bonus March demonstrators on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932; Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.); Bonus Army; Riots--United States--History; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Camp Marks, Anacostia Flats
Riots--United States--History; Bonus Army; Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.); Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932
Rail crossing in St. Charles, Illinois
Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and North Western Railway Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives
Map of CCC areas in the United States
Civilian Conservation Corps; Conservation Corps; maps
Slide, Magic Lantern
United States; Glass slide; Magic lantern; Lantern slide; Slide transparency; Lanterns; Entertainment; Toys; Toy
A rectangular glass slide with a handpainted scene of four groups of people enjoying winter activities: two sets of boys having a snowball fight, a girl riding in a sleigh chair across a frozen lake, and...
Douglas Life Mask
Douglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861; Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stephen A. Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the Senate election of 1858. They had debated across Illinois seven times. This is a life mask of Stephen A. Douglas created by Leonard Volk in 1857. Douglas,...
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