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Ghana Wooden Comb
Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture
This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....
Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone
Cornerstones; Time capsules; Scientific experiments; Viruses; Bacteria; Chemistry; Physics;
Duplicates of physically of biologically "alive" experiments in tubes laid in the Museum of Science and Industry's Cornerstone in 1952. Specifically, these tubes contain: slow crystallization, lotus seeds,...
Trim 3, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Catafalque;
Black wool fringe. Cord is looped and sewn together to form tape. First continues to form tassels before next loop of tape. Tassels made by cord, twisting back on self. Additional, thinner, cord sewn diagonal...
Japanese Bisque Happifat Doll
Japan; United States; Happifat dolls; American pop culture; Nippon dolls; Glandular diseases; Japanese doll industry
Bisque molded doll. It is all one piece except for the moveable detached arms. The arms are moveable by means of a connected elastic thread. The face has painted eyes with eyelashes. The smiling open mouth...
Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments
Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....
Me Travel? Not This Summer, Vacation at Home
World War, 1939-1945--United States; Transportation; War posters, American; World War II
Poster, color, 18.5 x 26 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair)
Ghana; Africa; Ceremonies; Festivals; Furniture; Chairs; Seat furniture; Akan culture
Low chair made of wood with short, straight legs, four stretchers, a straight but slightly angled short back. The top rail of the back rises to a high curve; there are tall brass finials at each end. All...
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,...
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid
Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture
A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...
University of Illinois Stock Pavilion, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Stockyards
1402 with Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana.
View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor
Temples; Luxor, Egypt
Black and white stereograph slide, T 237 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; Engines; Verona, Italy
The Bernardi is a two-passenger automobile painted black with red trim. It has three wheels, two in the front and one in the rear. The small steering wheel is on the right side next to the brake handle....
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...
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...
I'll carry mine too!; Trucks and tires must last till victory
Transportation--Energy conservation--United States; World war II; War posters, American ;
Poster, color, 22 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Won't you give my boy a chance to get home?; Don't travel - unless your trip helps win the war
Transportation; Energy Conservation; World War II; War posters, American ;
Poster, color, 26.8 x 19.9 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...
Inca clay figure
Incas; Incas--Pottery; Inca art; Pottery--Primitive
Painted clay figure. Height 8.5 inches.
Commemorative plate showing Lincoln Home exterior and large flagpole on corner
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Souvenirs; Memorabilia; Ceramicware; Plate; Home; Image; Dinnerware
White plate printed in blue with gold accents, showing Lincoln Home exterior and large flagpole on corner. Large trees surround house. Olive branches form band on outside rim with gold "Illinois" and "1972"...
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