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Ancient Brick Collection
Archaeology; Ur (Extinct City); Iraq; Mesopotamia; Middle East; Cuneiform; Cuneiform inscriptions; Sargon I; Sargon II; Sumarians
A collection of eight ancient clay bricks. Each brick has a cuneiform inscription: 1. "To Nannar, eldest son of Enlil, his king, Urnammu, the mighty man, priest of Erech, King of Ur, King of Sumer and...
Child's chair, owned by Abraham Lincoln, used by his fourth son, Thomas (Tad)
Antebellum; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furnishings; Lincoln, Thomas (Tad), 1853-1871; Chairs; Seat furniture
Low small Empire-style caned seat side chair. Modified shield-shaped seat, two back splats w/outlined carved, bowed back legs. Slightly cyma curved front legs, front stretcher curved and flat, two round...
Views of the Sholty Homestead in Dale Township
McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Orchards; Farms; Barns
The Sholty farmstead, built by Jacob Sholty, featured a corn crib, large barn, and his son's residence.
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.
R.R. Thompson and Son Advertisement
Advertisements; Furniture; Upholstery; Business people; Industry; Mattresses; McLean County, Illinois
The R.R. Thompson and Son Company was an early Bloomington mattress and furniture factory.
J.C. Garrigus and Son Advertisement
Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Saddlery; Saddles; Whips; Blankets; Maintenance & repair; Industry; Advertisements
J.C. Garrigus and Son manufactured and repaired harnesses and saddles at their 406 N. Main St. shop from 1889 to 1893.
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...
Royal Page Davidson Armored Car
Automobiles; Steam automobiles; Military automobiles; Military cars; Peoria, Illinois; Northwestern Military Academy; Transportation; Land transportation; Patents
The Royal Page Davidson Armored car weighs 1,100 pounds. Its steam boiler is in the front and is connected to a six horsepower Duryea three-cylinder steam engine. On the vehicle's front frame is mounted...
Enlist in a proud profession!; Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
United States Cadet Nurse Corps--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.; World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States; War posters, American; World War II
Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment
Civil War; African American; Augustus Saint Gaudens
Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
Boston; American Revolution; Presidents; Colonialists
John Adams is shown in his later years. He appears to be holding a cane in his hand.
Golden Dollar with Sacagawea, Obverse: 2000
Coins; U.S. Mint; Lewis and Clark; Native American
Sacagewea, the Shoshone guide who was a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition, is shown with her infant son, John Baptiste. Above is LIBERTY, to the left, IN GOD WE TRUST, and on the...
Hall chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926;
Spool-turned hall chair on castors. Chair arms, back, and seat upholstered. Back is straight with two beaded rods next to back. The rods are topped with spindles. Back of chair is topped with "s" turned...
Newspaper, New York Times from Sunday, August 1, 1926
Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Garfield, James, 1831-1881; Newspaper; Newspapers;
New York Times from Sunday, August 1, 1926. Page 5 of Special "Rotogravure Picture Section" containing a memorial to Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. Contains eight photographs with brief captions,...
Courthouses; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Cahokia, Illinois
Images of Cahokia Courthouse from different angles
B.F. Harris, II House, Champaign, Illinois - a selection of images
Cattle; Railway; Banks; Household; Houses; Housing; Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois
Different views of the B.F. Harris II House.
Print, Photographic (threshing scene)
Farming; Farmers; Celebrations; Threshing; Little, Allen Grant; Wheat; Illinois; Hensley Township, Illinois
Threshing scene on the Allen Grant Little farm, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois. Right to left, Allen Grant Little and son Harvey. Charles V. True Jr. (no hat), Wylie True, and Kirker True....
Letter from Jean K. Friedman to Edwin Rolfe
Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; Friedman, Jean K.; Friedman, Laurence M.; Rolfe, Edwin, 1909-1954; Albacete, Spain
Letter dated October 18, 1937 from Mrs. Jean K. Friedman to Ed Rolfe regarding the death of her son Laurence. Rolfe was a poet and journalist who began publishing newspaper artitcles attacking Nazism in...
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