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An engraving of Kady Brownell in Army Clothing
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; Brownell, Kady
A black and white engraving of Kady Brownell from the book: Moore, Frank. "Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice." Hartford, Conn.: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1866. She is wearing an army costume...
Me Travel? Not This Summer, Vacation at Home
World War, 1939-1945--United States; Transportation; War posters, American; World War II
Poster, color, 18.5 x 26 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
2400 with Bradley Avenue, Champaign.
Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting
A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...
Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...
Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ducks; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A mallard hen duck decoy of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom that reads "HENRY...PERDEW...ILL". The hen is varying shades of brown with a blue patch on each wing. Dimensions...
Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting
A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...
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.
Submarines; Submarine warfare; Sea battles; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Transportation; Water transportation; German Navy
The U-505 is 252 feet long, thirty-seven feet high at the conning tower and twenty-two feet wide at its widest point. Its maximum speed was 18.3 knots on the surface and 7.3 knots submerged. The submarine...
1914 Model T Ford
Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Detroit, Michigan
A black, four-passenger, three-door car, with a black leather top, a two-piece folding windshield, and four black leather seats. On the exterior are two running boards, two headlights, one rear lantern-shaped...
World War II German Submariner Uniform
World War II; Military uniforms; Uniforms; Submarine warfare; Submarines; German Navy; Clothing & dress; Military history;
A World War II German submariner leather uniform. Black leather jacket and pants with gold anchor buttons. Pants have leather suspenders buttoned to the pants at four points. The inside of the jacket is...
Home Insurance Building Window Frame
Window frames; Steel; Cast ironwork
A window frame from between the third and fourth floors of the Home Insurance Building. It is made of steel and cast iron.
I'll carry mine too!; Trucks and tires must last till victory
Transportation--Energy conservation--United States; World war II; War posters, American ;
Poster, color, 22 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Lightering Boat, model
Boats; Mississippi River; Passenger boats; Transportation
(From the inscription below the boat) Low water and rapids in the Mississippi River at Keokuk necessitated the process of "Lightering" freight and passengers around the rapids. "Lightering" meant hauling...
Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; U.S. Congress; U.S. Mail; Franking privilege
Fragment of white envelope, free-franked by Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Mrs. Sprigg, Lincoln's Washington DC landlady for the room he rented while serving as a U.S. Representative from 1847-1849. Also legible...
Native American Cradle Board
Native American; American Indian; Indians of North America; Baby; Cradle; Infant
Baby cradle board made of pine wood. Curved wood at the top is attached in three places with leather strips. One end is square, the other is scalloped with 6 scallops. Carvings on both sides of scalloped...
Won't you give my boy a chance to get home?; Don't travel - unless your trip helps win the war
Transportation; Energy Conservation; World War II; War posters, American ;
Poster, color, 26.8 x 19.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Food is a weapon, don't waste it!
Public health; Food conservation--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, 16.1 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Wallpaper, used in restoration efforts of Lincoln Home
Victorian; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Wallpaper; Furnishings; Decorations
Blue, white, and gold wallpaper with floral and fleur-de-lies pattern. Fair condition, very dirty. One of six sections (LIHO 5420-5425) removed from the south wall of the northwest bedroom of the Lincoln...
Camp Marks, Anacostia Flats
Riots--United States--History; Bonus Army; Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.); Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932
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