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Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
Looking up at the Great Pyramid
Egypt; Africa; Pyramids; Pharaohs
Black and white stereograph slide, #T234 in "Tour of the World" series, v. 5 and 6.
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....
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
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...
Paul Revere House
Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot
Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.
Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; Bimetallic; Gold Standard
The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.
Roofing shingle, believed to have been installed on the roof of the Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Roofing shingle; House
Roofing shingle made from milled wood. Distinct grain on wide part, weathered to almost black color. Found during 1987-1988 restoration. L 5 11/16" x W 1 1/8" x D 1/4".
United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Tramps--United States; Hobo jungle; Hoboes; Railroad tracks
All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
Reissued dolls; All-bisque dolls; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944;
This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has blue wings on each side of the shoulders. The arms are missing and there is light brown hair painted down the center and back of the head. The cheeks,...
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...
The Coureur de Bois and the Indian
fur trade; Indians of North America; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909;
A fur trader stands by a birch bark canoe and shakes the hand of an Indian. A second fur trader is seated in the canoe.
Voyageur holding paddle
Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs;
Drawing by Frederic Remington of a voyageur holding his paddle, which is almost as tall as he is. His other hand is hooked onto his braided sash, which typically held pipes, pouches of tobacco, and other...
William D. Walters, Jr.
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Teachers; Authors
William D. Walters, Jr., a professor of geography at Illinois State University, researched and wrote 'The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County,' published in 1997....
All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Original
England; United States; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; All-bisque dolls; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944
(Right) This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has light brown hair down the center and back of the head. There are blue wings on each side of the shoulder. The cheeks, stomach, and knees are...
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