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Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Mirrors
Rectangular gilt gesso on wood molding frame mirror. Top outer edge is bevelled away from mirror, 1/2" wide, remainder of mirror slopes inward. One incised line 1/2" from outer ridge. 1" wide molding bevel...
Dining chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian furniture; Furnishings; Dining; Seat furniture; Chairs; Slipper chair; Empire style
Empire-style gondola chair. Side stiles and crest rail are joined to appear as one sweeping piece, bottom edge of crest rail cut out to form scrolls. Splat is vase-shaped - no shoe where joined to seat...
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...
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...
Southland Corporation Trucks, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Industry; Trucks; Food Industry; Stores & shops
Southland Corporation Trucks, 2309 Bloomington Road, Champaign.
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...
Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane
Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service
A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...
Ancient Brick Collection
Archaeology; Ur (Extinct City); Iraq; Mesopotamia; Middle East; Cuneiform; Cuneiform inscriptions; Sargon I; Sargon II; Sumarians
A collection of eight ancient clay bricks. Each brick has a cuneiform inscription: 1. "To Nannar, eldest son of Enlil, his king, Urnammu, the mighty man, priest of Erech, King of Ur, King of Sumer and...
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...
Pier table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Table
Empire-style marble topped table. Scroll-top legs and lower shelf, terminating in scroll feet and white porcelain casters. Front legs are canted at 45 degree angle, back legs parallel to wall. White marble...
Liberty Head Nickels, Reverse and Obverse: 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; E PLURIBUS UNUM; Reeding
The coin with the reverse reads "V" "Cents", "United States of America," and in small letters, "E Pluribus Unum." There is also a wreath. The coin with the obverse side show a Grecian profile of Liberty...
Eisenhower Dollar, Obverse, 1974 and Reverse, 1977
Coins; U.S. Mint; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; Apollo XI; Mint mark
The obverse view shows a left-facing profile of the late President with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST to the lower left, and below, the date. The reverse view shows an eagle with an olive branch of...
Liberty Nickel, 1886
Coins; Liberty; Half-disme; Half-dime; 'V'; U.S. Mint
Liberty is shown in profile wearing a crown. Thirteen stars representing the thirteen colonies are shown around the edge and the coin bears the date.
'Silver' Penny, 1863
Coins; U.S. Mint; Cent; Civil War; Indian
The profile of an Indian maiden wearing a headdress, with "United States of America," around the edge, and the date, 1863, underneath.
Centennial Coin, 1889
Coins; U.S. Mint; U.S. Constitution; Washington, George, 1732-1799
Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.
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.
Liberty Silver Dollar, 1895
Coins; U.S. Mint; Phrygian Cap; Morgan, George T.; Face Value
A left-facing portrait of Miss Liberty. She wears a crown on which is written LIBERTY. A few wheat leaves are stuck in the crown. At the back of her curly hair, she wears a Phrygian cap. Above her head...
Rocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)
Antebellum; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair with partially upholstered arms. Back curved, ending in slight scroll. Arms curve around to front and back, up to underside of arms, with fleur de lis and curved...
Relish dish, belonging to the Lincoln Family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Dinnerware; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Glassware
Oval pressed ornate glass dish. Hobnail pattern on bottom. Clear bottom side part, flares to hobnail, top side has scalloped edge. L 8 1/2" x W 5 3/4".
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...
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