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Slave Sale Broadside
Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions;
"Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...
A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America; Vocabulary; Numbers; Colors; Animals
This is a 5-page document, "A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer on the Kickapoo Reservation, Brown County, Kansas, 1906, from information furnished by Bertha Weeweenas, Minnie Wawawsek (?),...
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).
The Great Temple, Abu Simbel
Africa; Ancient Egypt; Abu Simbel; Temples; Statues; Frith, Francis, 1822-1898
Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region...
University of Illinois Airport
Airports; Airplanes; Buildings; Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois;
University of Illinois Willard Airport, Champaign.
Ten years ago the Nazis burned these books; ... but free Americans can still read them
Propaganda; Political posters; Book burning; Reading; War posters, American ; Censorship; World War, 1939-1945--United States ;
Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Choose for victory: try a V-dish to-day
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--Great Britain; Food conservation--Great Britain
Poster, color, 14.75 x 19.75 in., printed for H. M. Stationery Office by Chromoworks Ltd., London.
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,...
Benz Velo Automobile
Automobiles; Automobiles--Germany; Cars; Land transportation; Benz, Bertha; Benz, Carl, 1884-1929; Inventions; Motorized buggy; Transportation
The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches....
Inventions; Mechanical tools; Cyclotron; Atomic energy; Physics; Nuclear weapons program
A cyclotron, developed by Ernest Lawrence. A cyclotron is an accelerator of subatomic particles. Lawrence won the Nobel Prize in 1939. During World War II Lawrence and others of his machines took part...
Paul Revere House
Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot
Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.
Books cannot be killed by fire; Books are weapons in the war of ideas
World War, 1939-1945--United States ; Books; Reading; War posters, American ; Book burning; Censorship;
Poster, color, 20 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Use it up, wear it out, make it do!; Our labor and our goods are fighting
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, 16 x 22.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876
Coins; U.S. Mint; Liberty; Washington, George, 1732-1799
Seated Liberty, with staff and cap. Overhead are stars for the thirteen colonies.
Chest of drawers, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Empire style; Chest of drawers
Late Empire-style bureau with upper tier of three small drawers, on body of four drawers. Upper tiers are concave, small knobs for handles, center one does not match others. Main body has upper drawer...
Cradle, used by Lincoln family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Cradle; Children
Large cradle of black walnut on rockers. Sides have turned dowels, ends are solid with curved top. Slats hold mattress. H 31 1/2" x W 29 1/2" x L 48 3/8".
Examples of hobo signs
United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Trains; Tramps--United States; Signs and symbols; Hoboes
Drawing, with text
Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844
Collection of views of the Pierre Menard Home.
Church of the Holy Family, Cahokia
Churches; Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; History; Cahokia, Illinois
See individual images for descriptions.
Civil War Frock Coat
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Coat, Frock
This navy blue frock coat is part of the uniform that belonged to Captain Benson Wood, 34th Illinois Infantry. Accompanying the coat are Captain Wood's blue wool pants. The captain's shoulder straps are...
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