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Custer, Milo, 1880-
Early American Museum
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Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
Civil War; Gettysburg; Jones, Samuel A., 1834-1912; Coe, A.S.; Culpepper, Pennsylvania; Medicines
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones dated September 29th, 1863 describing the battle of Gettysburg. Samuel A. Jones was a homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. He served...
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).
Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting
A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...
Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ducks; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A mallard hen duck decoy of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom that reads "HENRY...PERDEW...ILL". The hen is varying shades of brown with a blue patch on each wing. Dimensions...
New York Central Steam Locomotive #999;
Rail transportation; Railroads; Steam locomotives; New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Columbian Exposition; World records; Speed records
The New York Central 999 steam locomotive and fuel car measure approximately sixteen feet tall, ten feet wide, and forty-eight feet long. The driving wheels are seven feet, two inches tall. The locomotive...
World’s Columbian Exposition Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building
World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings
A black and white photograph of the exterior of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the...
Aztecs; Aztec art; Shield, feather
Shield, wood and leather, decorated with a feather mosaic. Height 29.5 inches.
Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Kerosene; Kerosene lamp
This lamp has a tall cylindrical reservoir which is white glass, handpainted with autumn colored leaves. There is a wheel handle for moving the wick upwards. The base of the lamp is heavy cast iron sporting...
Ford; Industrialization; Wrenches; Assembly-line methods; Automobiles; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Model T;
Two headed wrench, marked "Ford" on the obverse, "1917" on the reverse. Probably used for a Model T. Found in the Chesebro blacksmith shop.
Frederick Lutz letter to Louise
Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; Lutz, Frederick; Albacete, Spain; Soldiers
Three page handwritten letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937. Lutz was an American volunteer during the Spanish Civil War. Letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937....
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...
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