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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).
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
Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ellison, Robert A., 1849-1942; Ducks; Hunting
This pintail drake decoy is painted in shades of brown, beige and black. The areas of attachment are visible, the head and two sections of body. The wood is cracked in a few places. There is a lead keel...
Print: Landscape in Evening Light
Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; Butler, James D., 1945-; Farms; Cows; Cattle;
A print of a bird's-eye view of rolling farmland with a group of cows grazing near the foreground. Dimensions are 27" x 36".
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.
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...
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...
A message to our tenants from the government; Help stop fuel waste
Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, all lettered, 14 x 20 in., published by the United State Government Printing Office
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
Fuel fights! Save your share
Energy conservation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, all lettered, 14.25 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
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...
Washington Quarter, 1994
Coins; U.S. Mint; Mint mark
A left-facing profile with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST in tiny letters in front of Washington 19s image, and the date below. The Mint mark, D for Denver, appears on the right.
Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; Champaign County, Illinois; Woodland Indians
Off-white colored stone projectile point. Equilateral shaped head with a notched stem and a lower flared base. Sharp edges on two sides and point. Probably late Hopewell/Woodland period.
V23272--Evolution of the Sickle and Flail--33--Horse harvester at Walla Walla, Washington
Harvesting machinery; Stereographs; Agriculture; Equipment; Harvesting machinery; Horses
Black and white stereograph slide of a horse harvester in Walla Walla, Washington.
Slave Shackles, c. 1850
Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War
Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...
House Converted to Sheep Barn
McLean County, Illinois; Houses; Sheep; Barns
This building on the Leo Miller farm was constructed as a residence in the 1870s. Twenty years later, it was converted to a sheep barn.
Strong in the strength of the Lord...
World War II; War posters, American; Patriotism; World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda;
Poster, color, 21.9 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
V18440--Loading a Whaleback Ship, Chicago, Ill.
Chicago, Illinois; Whalebacks
Black and white stereograph slide depicting the loading of grain into a whaleback boat.
Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Banks; Horses; Carriages & coaches;
The Corn Belt Bank building in downtown Bloomington, with a horse and carriage waiting outside.
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