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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).
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
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...
Standing Liberty Half-Dollar, 1945
Coins; U.S. Mint
Liberty is shown striding towards the left wearing a flowing gown and enfolded in a representation of the Stars and Stripes flying in the breeze. She walks towards a rising sun, symbolic of a new day....
Zouave Civil War red wool trousers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Trousers
This pair of red wool trousers with gold metal thread embroidery is part of a Zouave Officer's uniform worn by Colonel Harmon D. Hull, Duryee Zouaves (5th NY Volunteer Infantry) and the 2nd Battalion Duryee...
We Have Just Begun to Fight
World War, 1939-1945--United States ; Patriotism; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Victoria Falls, South Africa
South Africa; Victoria Falls; Waterfalls
Black and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
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
S.S. Kresge Building, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Stores & shops;
West side of Neil Street, just south of Church Street, Champaign.
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...
Painting: Illinois River
Painting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Krafft, Carl, 1884-1938; Riverboats
A painting of two riverboats on a wide expanse of river past bluffs rising from the far shore. Two tall trees rise up left of center on the near shore, where two figures leaning on a rail fence look out...
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.
Orient Motor Buckboard
Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; World's Fair; St. Louis Exhibition; Patents; Waltham, Massachusetts
A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.
Harley-Davidson Sport Model
Motorcycles; Land transportation; Transportation;
The Harley-Davidson 1919 Sport Model is a one-passenger motorcycle with a storage rack behind the seat. The gasoline tank is positioned between the chrome handlebars and seat. The cycle’s engine is two-cylinder...
Octave Chanute Glider Model
Gliders; Aviation; Air transportation; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Transportation; Models; Aircraft
The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider...
Duesenberg Roadster J-200
Land transportation; Automobiles; Cars; Racing cars; Racecars; Des Moines, Iowa;
A 1929 Duesenberg Roadster J-200 convertible two door, two-passenger automobile. The auto body is black with stainless steel trim and bumpers. The convertible top and four spoked tires are tan. There are...
Coal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light;
Wrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.
Patriotism; Celebrations; Fourth of July celebrations; Gifford, Illinois;
Patriotic ribbon in red, white, and blue. Bow at the top with one white, red, and blue streamer. Red streamer has the following inscription: "July 4th 1908, Daisy Hickman, Gifford, '08".
Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
American Revolution; Bunker Hill; 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'
An 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones.
Chest of drawers, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Chest of drawers
Classic Empire-style chest of drawers. Square feet, four drawers, with wooden knobs. Top drawer overhangs lower drawers. Two modified bun-shaped turning just below overhang on either side, on casters....
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