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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).
Champaign County Fair
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Celebrations; Festivals; Fairs;
Midway, Champaign County Fair, 1978.
Slide, Magic Lantern
United States; Glass slide; Magic lantern; Lantern slide; Slide transparency; Lanterns; Entertainment; Toys; Toy
Magic Lanterns were projectors which made a small, handpainted image project on a large screen. Shows were held in theatres; children had toy magic lanterns as well.
Pfister Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Parades & processions; Floats (Parades); Football
A Pfister float made of corn cobs travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl parade.
Sommer Bros. Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Floats (Parades); Parades & processions; Football
A Sommer Bros. Seed Co. float travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl parade.
8 Drawer Cabinet
United States; Homemade furniture; Wooden cabinets; Horseshoe nail boxes; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths
This is an 8 drawer cabinet made using horseshoe nail boxes as drawers. The drawers are furnished with white porcelain 1" diameter drawer pulls held with a bolt and nut. There is no back to the cabinet....
University of Illinois Airport
Airports; Airplanes; Buildings; Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois;
University of Illinois Willard Airport, Champaign.
Salem Baptist Church, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Churches
Salem Baptist Church, 500 East Park Street, Champaign.
Chart of the United Nations, as proposed at Dumbarton Oaks
United Nations--History; World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic History; War posters, American; World War II
Poster, color, 21 x 26.7 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Smash Japanese aggression!
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--Japan
Poster, color, 20 x 30 in., printed in England by James Haworth & Brother Ltd.
Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs
Painting; Landscape; Moehl, Karl J., 1925-; Acrylic on canvas; Farm life
A painting of a farmstead set along an unpaved road within a gently rolling landscape, all depicted in soft, muted tones of blue, green and grey. Dimensions are 30" x 50".
Painting: Untitled (Illinois River)
Painting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Waycott, Hedley, 1865-1938; Illinois River;
A painting of an autumnal view of the Illinois River as seen from a grassy bluff in the Prospect Avenue area of Peoria, with the river in the background, three tall trees extending beyond the picture frame...
Palace of Fine Arts
Art; Artwork; Oil on canvas; Architecture; Buildings; Paintings; Impressionism; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois
An oil painting on canvas by Childe Hassam of the Palace of Fine Arts building at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The painting measures thirty-five inches by forty-one inches....
National Semi-Racing Roadster
Cars; Automobiles; Racing cars; Racecars; Indianapolis, Indiana; Land transportation
The 1913 National Semi-Racing Roadster is a two-passenger automobile. Its engine and hand crank are in the front. There are two large, tube-shaped gasoline tanks behind driver's seat. Behind the gas tanks...
Pendulum; Mechanical tools; Equipment; Astronomy; Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543; A Century of Progress; World's Fair;
The Foucault Pendulum hangs suspended via a sixty-four foot, six inch length of thin cable, has a sixteen-inch diameter brass sphere, filled with lead shot and weighs 650 pounds. Situated underneath the...
The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Gettysburg;
Web site about one of five copies of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address which is held by the Cornell University Library.
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"...
Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; U.S. Congress; U.S. Mail; Franking privilege
Fragment of white envelope, free-franked by Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Mrs. Sprigg, Lincoln's Washington DC landlady for the room he rented while serving as a U.S. Representative from 1847-1849. Also legible...
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.
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.
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