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Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students
Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois
Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois
Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM);
"In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...
Milburn Electric Car
Automobiles; Cars; Electric automobiles; Transportation; Land transportation; Toledo, Ohio
A black and blue two-passenger, two-door electric car. The car has a tiller for steering, two headlights, one taillight, and four rubber tires.
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...
Cushion, typical of fabrics available to Abraham Lincoln in mid-western Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Federal; Victorian; Furnishings; Cushion; Fabric; Seat furniture
Rectangular shaped cusion with khaki colored fabric on bottom and three sides. Top is blue and khaki, resembling pillow ticking. Front edge is blue cut velvet, as is cord around the top. W 17 5/8" x D...
Spittoon, typical of earthenware ceramics available to Abraham Lincoln in midwestern Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Late Victorian; Furnishings; Tobacco; Pottery; Bennington; Ceramic; Earthenware
Basic circular shape spittoon, with 12 ribs, pinched waist around outside, top sloped downward and into round opening 6.5 cm in diameter. Finish is Bennington-style, brown, gold, and cream speckled. Drain...
A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
Currency; Money; Colonial America; Paper money; British plantations
Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rwm3n/webdoc2.html
Iowa; Landscape; Prints; American Regionalism; Wood, Grant, 1891-1942; Lithographs; Farm life; Corn; Barns; Silos; Farmhouses
A print of a black and white stylized view of a farmstead including ripening rows of corn, a large barn with silo and a small farmhouse. Dimensions are 9" x 12".
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...
Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5
Typewriters; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Stamford, Connecticut;
A portable manual typewriter (in original carrying case), 'Blickensderfer No. 5 Stamford Conn. U.S.A.' Ideal keyboard, with type-wheel, black keys with white letters. No. 58627.
Stereoscope, belonging to Abraham Lincoln's children
Toys; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln children; Scientific Instrument; Viewmaster; Photography; Patents
Wooden stereoscope for viewing stereographs (a.k.a. stereoptic cards), much like a modern "Viewmaster." Peering through the eye holes, the images would appear three-dimensional. Dimensions are 13.5", 11"...
Plate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Uniform
A full color plate of Major Felix Agnus, Colonel Harmon D. Hull, and an unknown officer from the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry (also known as the Second Battalion, Duryee Zouaves). This plate shows...
Illinois 34th Infantry Regiment
Illinois--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories; United States Army--Illinois Infantry Regiment, 34th (1861-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories
In 1901 the Illinois Adjutant General published revised reports about Illinois regiments in the Civil War. These regimental reports provide a detailed account of the men who served in the War; for example,...
Equipment; Hand forged; Screwdriver; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Iron;
Hand made screwdriver with 5" oval handle. Painted black with a twisted head. 13" long.
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...
Indian Head Cent, Reverse: 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint
The coin contains the words ONE CENT in the center, with a wreath around it. The edges of the coin are reeded. Three arrows are inserted into the wreath at the bottom and at the top is the Shield of the...
Use it up, wear it out, make it do!; Our labor and our goods are fighting
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, 16 x 22.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Incan ceramic vessel in form of a fish
Inca; Incan; Ceramic; Vessel; Peruvian; Fish
Ceramic greyware vessel with a mold impressed design and rounded bottom. A spout in the center flares at the top and has four ceramic "spikes" on either end at the base of the spout. The "tail" is bent...
Incan vessel with monkey motif
Inca; Incan; Ceramic; Vessel; Pots & pans; Tanware; Monkey; Animal
Noth coast whistling pot. Single spout tanware pot with monkey motif. Flat bottom with flared spout in center of top. A scroll pattern and lines surround the base of the spout. Vertical lines are painted...
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