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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...
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.
Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi'
Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois;
The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...
Boeing 727 Jetliner
Airplanes; Jets; Jetliners; Air transportation; Aircraft; Commercial air travel
The Boeing 727 passenger jet is thirty-four feet tall, 137 feet long, with a wingspan of 110 feet. When the plane is empty it weighs 80,602 pounds; at full capacity with crew, passengers, and cargo, it...
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...
Zouave Civil War red wool trousers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Trousers
This pair of red wool trousers with gold metal thread embroidery is part of a Zouave Officer's uniform worn by Colonel Harmon D. Hull, Duryee Zouaves (5th NY Volunteer Infantry) and the 2nd Battalion Duryee...
Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene
A tin lamp formed in a broad, short cylinder. Three upright cylindrical wick holders are mounted on top of the cylinder well separated from one another, indicating this is probably a camphene lamp.
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).
Panya Ngombe Face Mask
Zaire; Africa; Masks; Emblems of office; Pende
This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along...
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 Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus
Physics; Nobel Prize; Nobel Laureate; Scientific experiments; Electrons
A metal cylinder, approximately thirty-six inches tall and twenty-four inches in diameter with two internal horizontal plates and several openings used for lighting and viewing inside the cylinder.
Octave Chanute Glider Model
Gliders; Aviation; Air transportation; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Transportation; Models; Aircraft
The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider...
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...
Engraving of woman wearing a Zouave Neglige
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; Clothing & dress
"The jacket and skirt are of white pique, trimmed with two rows of very narrow colored braid. As the jacket is only intended for morning wear, it is much longer than the ordinary Zouave; with it is worn...
Plate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Uniform
A full color plate of Major Felix Agnus, Colonel Harmon D. Hull, and an unknown officer from the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry (also known as the Second Battalion, Duryee Zouaves). This plate shows...
Wardrobe, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Clothing; Storage; Wood; Wardrobes
Walnut and pine double-door wardrobe. Recessed section panels on the front doors. Butted board construction on sides and back. Sides are formed of one vertical board each; back is composed of seven horizontal...
Trim 3, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Catafalque;
Black wool fringe. Cord is looped and sewn together to form tape. First continues to form tassels before next loop of tape. Tassels made by cord, twisting back on self. Additional, thinner, cord sewn diagonal...
Engraving, depicting Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Home; Images; Art; Print; Caretaker; House;
Print of Lincoln Home, black ink on cream paper. SW corner of Home, short fence on retaining wall, flagpole on SW corner, two trees in front. Print area background darker and impressed, creating a self-mat...
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