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Land transportation; Road coach; Transportation; Mail coaches; Concord, New Hampshire; Passenger coaches; Mail delivery; Stagecoaches
A nine passenger, Eastern-style Concord road coach. Originally the coach’s body was painted red and its carriage yellow, but the coach has been over painted with the exception of the door scenes. Its...
Back them up!: a British tank attack in the western desert
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II
Poster, color, 19.75 x 29.75 in., printed for H. M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London.
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".
Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus
Physics; Nobel Prize; Nobel Laureate; Scientific experiments; Electrons
A metal cylinder, approximately thirty-six inches tall and twenty-four inches in diameter with two internal horizontal plates and several openings used for lighting and viewing inside the cylinder.
IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I
Computers; Calculators; Technology; Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC); Harvard Mark I; International Business Machines (IBM)
Considered to be the first digital computer, Howard Aiken's Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (the IBM ASCC) or Mark I, was developed between 1937-1944. When it was completed it had many functions:...
Atlas of Historic Tribes in Illinois: 1673-1832
Indians of North America; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Illinois; Maps; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Illiniwek; Kickapoo Nation; Miami; Winnebago; Potawatomi
Key to map of historic tribes in Illinois 1673-1832. It should be noted that the maps shown here are greatly simplified.
Traditional Cornfield Planting
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; Fences; Croplands; Plants;
This is an example of traditional cornfield planting, with multiple plants per hill and space between hills of corn.
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).
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.
Victoria Falls, South Africa
South Africa; Victoria Falls; Waterfalls
Black and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois; Courthouses; Government facilities;
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, Broadway between Elm and Main Sts.
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
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...
Colonnade of the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Karnak, Thebes
Egypt; Temples; Thebes; Karnak
Black and white stereograph slide, #T 236 from Tour of the World, vol. 5 and 6.
You can help build me a gun
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--War Work--Great Britain
Poster, color, 20 x 30 in., printed for H. M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks;
Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...
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"...
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.
Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi'
Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois;
The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...
Film projectors; Movie projectors; Motion picture projectors; Inventions; Cinematography; Cinema; Waukegan, Illinois
Thirty-five millimeter film projector made of tin, galvanized metal and brass. It has two film reels and sits on a wood base.
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