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1. Painting: Woods in Winter Painting: Woods in Winter Painting; Landscape; American Impressionism; Steele, Theodore Clement, 1847-1926; Winter A painting with a stream running through a snow-covered landscape with a few tall trees near the banks and denser trees in the background. The stream extends from the center foreground towards the back...

2. Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy 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...

3. Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...

4. Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy 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...

5. Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...

6. Pioneer Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr 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.

7. Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...

8. George Washington George Washington Boston; American Revolution; Colonialists; Presidents; Washington, George, 1732-1799 Portrait by Gilbert Stuart of George Washington at Dorchester Heights, 1806

9. Eisenhower Bicentennial Dollar, 1976 Eisenhower Bicentennial Dollar, 1976 Coins; U.S. Mint; Bicentennial; Apollo XI; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 A left-facing profile of the WWII general and two-time President bears the words LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Below are the Bicentennial dates, 1776-1976.

10. Women's daytime dresses Women's daytime dresses Fashion--History; Fashion industry; Clothing Drawing, color

11. Women's spring suit Women's spring suit Fashion--History; Fashion industry; Clothing Photograph, b/w

12. The 'Wanderer' of New Bedford The 'Wanderer' of New Bedford Whales; Whaling; Whale; Whaleship; Shipping; Boats; Boat Photograph, b/w

13. Cahokia Courthouse Cahokia Courthouse Courthouses; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Cahokia, Illinois Images of Cahokia Courthouse from different angles

14. Landscape with Birch Trees Landscape with Birch Trees Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Voyageurs; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909 Drawing by Frederic Remington. Paper birch trees grow well in the cool climate of the upper Great Lakes. The bark, which peels off in large sheets, can be used to make canoes.

15. Chinch Bug Chinch Bug McLean County, Illinois; Insects; Corn The chinch bug in this drawing -- actual size is 1/16" -- destroyed millions of dollars worth of the corn in the 1930s.

16. Chinch Bug Barriers Chinch Bug Barriers McLean County, Illinois; Insects; Corn; Croplands; This farmer with his tractor erected barriers in his fields to prevent chinch bugs from destroying crops.

17. Front Parlor, Petersen House, the house where Lincoln died Front Parlor, Petersen House, the house where Lincoln died Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Civil War; Assassinations; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Petersen House; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Stanton, Edwin M. (Secretary of War), 1814-1869 The front parlor of the Petersen House is restored to its appearance on the night of April 14-15, 1865. The house is operated by the National Park Service and is open to the public.

18. Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

19. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. Illinois River; Starved Rock State Park, Illinois; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Indians of North America Black and white stereograph slide showing the Illinois River.

20. Meskawki Lodge Meskawki Lodge Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America Traditional house form utilized by Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes Region. Meskwaki settlement near Tama, Iowa. 1905.
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