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Liberty Head Nickels, Reverse and Obverse: 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; E PLURIBUS UNUM; Reeding
The coin with the reverse reads "V" "Cents", "United States of America," and in small letters, "E Pluribus Unum." There is also a wreath. The coin with the obverse side show a Grecian profile of Liberty...
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.
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).
Looking up at the Great Pyramid
Egypt; Africa; Pyramids; Pharaohs
Black and white stereograph slide, #T234 in "Tour of the World" series, v. 5 and 6.
Road to the Pyramids--Westward Toward Gizeh
Gizeh, Egypt; Africa; Pyramids
Black and white stereograph slide, #T232 from Tour of the World series, vol 5 and 6.
Victoria Falls, South Africa
South Africa; Victoria Falls; Waterfalls
Black and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen in the Valley of The Kings, near Thebes, Egypt
Valley of The Kings (Egypt); Africa; Tutankhamen, King of Egypt
Black and white stereograph slide, T238 from Tour of the World series, vol 5 and 6.
Great Sphinx of Gizeh
Gizeh, Egypt; Africa; Sphinx
Black and white stereograph slide, #T 233 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor
Temples; Luxor, Egypt
Black and white stereograph slide, T 237 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Graves Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard drake decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY CO". The decoy has a green head with a yellow-green beak, a white ring around the neck and a brown chest....
Graves Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Hunting; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard hen decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY". The body is painted various shades of brown with a dark patch on the wings. The head is turned back with...
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...
Food; Canned foods; Chicago, Illinois; Arctic expeditions; Greeley Expedition; North Pole
A large four-pound red and white cylindrical tin can with sealed top and bottom. The can labels reads: 'Palestine Soup, four pounds, Libby, McNeil & Libby; Chicago, Illinois'
Dessert dish, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Dinnerware; Ironstone; China; Ceramics; Ceramicware; Ceramic
Leaf-shape ironstone dish. Leaf has 11 lopes. Bottom turns back at both sides, forming handles. Impressed into underside: "J. Clementson" at top of circle. Inner circle reads "Ironstone China." Of English...
Winged Liberty Head Dime
Coins; Liberty; IN GOD WE TRUST; Mercury
Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime.
Two Nickels, Obverse and Reverse: no date
Coins; U.S. Mint; 'V'
The reverse reads "United States of America," and has a number "5" and "cents." There are thirteen stars for the colonies. The other coin shows a wreath with an indefinable shape in the middle, possibly...
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.
Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979
Coins; U.S. Mint; Women's Rights
A right-facing profile of the suffragette is surrounded by a circle of thirteen stars the word LIBERTY, to the right, IN GOD WE TRUST, and below the date.
Cane, from Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Thomas (Tad), 1853-1871; Victorian; Cane
Plain turned wood cane with paper label attatched certifying authenticity. Rounded top, tapers slightly to rounded end. End has 1 cm turning hole in center. Most of paper label has flaked off. Thin decorative...
Cane, made from a shoot of an apple tree which grew in the back yard of the Lincoln Home
Victorian; Antebellum; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Cane
Smooth-bark apple wood cane. Small limbs have been closely trimmed. Slightly curved at lower end.
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