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Native American Moccasins (pair)
Footwear; Moccasins; Clothing & dress; Apparel; Native American; Indians of North America; Shoes; Leather; Algonquin
Moccasins are footwear made of leather. This pair has soft deerskin uppers and hardened rawhide soles; they are stitched entirely by hand. The uppers are decorated with white, red and blue beads sewn on...
World War II German Submariner Uniform
World War II; Military uniforms; Uniforms; Submarine warfare; Submarines; German Navy; Clothing & dress; Military history;
A World War II German submariner leather uniform. Black leather jacket and pants with gold anchor buttons. Pants have leather suspenders buttoned to the pants at four points. The inside of the jacket is...
Land transportation; Road coach; Transportation; Mail coaches; Concord, New Hampshire; Passenger coaches; Mail delivery; Stagecoaches
A nine passenger, Eastern-style Concord road coach. Originally the coach’s body was painted red and its carriage yellow, but the coach has been over painted with the exception of the door scenes. Its...
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...
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."
Aztecs; Aztec art; Shield, feather
Shield, wood and leather, decorated with a feather mosaic. Height 29.5 inches.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Clothing; Textiles; Needlework; Sewing; Kit; Supplies
Roll-up case for sewing supplies; roll has two knobs of green velvet (most missing), one pulls out to serve as a pin cusion. Remainder of kit is silk (green, red and white) edged in green tooled leather....
Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Book binding; Advertisements
The Bloomington Book Bindery started business in 1854. Books of all kinds were bound in Russia, Calf, Morocco, or Sheep. Russia was a trade name which applied to a shaved cowhide or calfskin which was...
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).
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....
Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine
Nigeria; Africa; Containers; Yoruban culture; Ritual objects
The round leather container with flat bottom is made in the shape of a royal African crown. The inward sloping sides are covered with fabric onto which cowrie shells are stitched; four small framed mirrors...
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...
Simplex Open Touring Car
Automobiles; Cars; Land Transportation; Transportation
The 1911 S & M Simplex Open Touring Car is a five-passenger convertible. The six-cylinder, water-cooled engine is located in the front. It has a four speed selective transmission and a double chain drive....
Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine
Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents;
This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...
Schacht Model K Runabout
Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Transportation; Cincinnati, Ohio
The Schacht Model K Runabout is a two-passenger automobile with a carriage body. The engine is in the rear of the vehicle. A hand crank starts engine. The steering wheel is located on the right side. The...
Native American Cradle Board
Native American; American Indian; Indians of North America; Baby; Cradle; Infant
Baby cradle board made of pine wood. Curved wood at the top is attached in three places with leather strips. One end is square, the other is scalloped with 6 scallops. Carvings on both sides of scalloped...
Franklin W. Fuller's Civil War Diary, February 15-March 26, 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal Narratives; Fuller, Franklin William
This Civil War diary measures 14.2 cm x 9 cm, is bound in leather and is in fair condition. The entries, which cover 35 pages, were written in ink and in pencil. The complete diary is represented in 20...
Sewing; Clothing & dress; Sewing machine; Economics; Singer; Technology; Women;
Black cast iron Singer brand sewing machine in an oak vaneered case with a lid and two drawers per side. Cast iron bracket legs and treadle. Leather drive belt on the drive wheel at the side.
Book, "Queens of England"
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Communication; Book; Books; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Book, "Queens of England", published in New York City by D. Appleton & Co., 1861. Tooled leather binding, frontpiece. Book is signed by "Mary Lincoln 1860". 323 pages incl. illustrations and list of plates....
Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Toy; Wood; Victorian; Children; Childhood & youth; Toys
Wheeled cart with solid axles. Main body is rectangular block. Two thin boards run perpendicular on top and bottom of block with short pivots. Wheels screw to pivots. In center top, thin board also runs...
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