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Panya Ngombe Face Mask
Zaire; Africa; Masks; Emblems of office; Pende
This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along...
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...
18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill.
Illinois River; Starved Rock State Park, Illinois; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Indians of North America
Black and white stereograph slide showing the Illinois River.
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).
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...
Victoria Falls, South Africa
South Africa; Victoria Falls; Waterfalls
Black and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Nigerian Diviner's Staff
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Staff; Diviner
The long staff is roughly wrought (hand-made) out of iron. There are two clusters of long, narrow cones attached along the shaft and another inverted cluster at the top, supporting a disk and a simple,...
Native American Bandolier Bag
Pouch; Bags; Native American; Indians of North America; Beads; Celebrations; Decorations; Bandoliers
A bandolier bag is a large pouch with a long continuous strap. This one is made of deerskin. The panel between the strap and pouch is covered with black velvet. Along the bottom edge are wool yarn tassels...
University of Illinois Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Classrooms; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
702 S. Wright Street, Urbana.
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...
Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs
Painting; Landscape; Moehl, Karl J., 1925-; Acrylic on canvas; Farm life
A painting of a farmstead set along an unpaved road within a gently rolling landscape, all depicted in soft, muted tones of blue, green and grey. Dimensions are 30" x 50".
Painting: Woods in Winter
Painting; Landscape; American Impressionism; Steele, Theodore Clement, 1847-1926; Winter
A painting with a stream running through a snow-covered landscape with a few tall trees near the banks and denser trees in the background. The stream extends from the center foreground towards the back...
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"...
Painting: Prairie Landscape
Painting; Landscape; Peyraud, Frank, 1958-1948; Oil on canvas
A painting of flat fields under a blue sky with large white clouds, three large haystacks by a tall tree in the center and trees along the distant horizon. Sight dimensions are 31-1/4" x 39-1/4"; framed...
Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny'
Airplanes; Biplanes; Air transportation; Aviation; Barnstorming; World's Fair; A Century of Progress
The Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' is a single-engine biplane. The 'Jenny's' fuselage is painted black and silver, its propeller is black, and its wings are yellow. The plane's height is approximately ten feet,...
National Semi-Racing Roadster
Cars; Automobiles; Racing cars; Racecars; Indianapolis, Indiana; Land transportation
The 1913 National Semi-Racing Roadster is a two-passenger automobile. Its engine and hand crank are in the front. There are two large, tube-shaped gasoline tanks behind driver's seat. Behind the gas tanks...
Sears Motor Buggy, Model P
Automobiles; Cars; Motorized buggy; Land transportation; Transportation; Chicago, Illinois
The Sears, Roebuck and Co. Motor Buggy Model 'P' automobile seats four passengers. It has carriage wheels and a tiller for steering. The spring wagon body is made of pressed steel. The two-cylinder engine...
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...
John F. Kennedy Half-Dollar, 1964
Coins; U.S. Mint
The left-facing profile of President Kennedy is shown in a simple design with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST just under the President's image, and the date along the bottom edge.
World’s Columbian Exposition Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building
World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings
A black and white photograph of the exterior of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the...
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