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Cyclists' Ten Commandments & ID Card
McLean County, Illinois; Entertainment; Clubs; Cycling;
The ID card and Ten Commandments contain personal information about Lyman R. Tay. Interpretation Text includes: Copyright 1897 "THE CYCLIST'S TEN COMMANDMENTS" Thus spoke the wheel: I am thy friend in...
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).
Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny'
Airplanes; Biplanes; Air transportation; Aviation; Barnstorming; World's Fair; A Century of Progress
The Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' is a single-engine biplane. The 'Jenny's' fuselage is painted black and silver, its propeller is black, and its wings are yellow. The plane's height is approximately ten feet,...
Wooden Water Pipe
Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois;
This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....
Pendulum; Mechanical tools; Equipment; Astronomy; Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543; A Century of Progress; World's Fair;
The Foucault Pendulum hangs suspended via a sixty-four foot, six inch length of thin cable, has a sixteen-inch diameter brass sphere, filled with lead shot and weighs 650 pounds. Situated underneath the...
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
The downfall of the dictators is assured
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; Fighter planes
Poster, color, 19.75 x 29.75 in., printed by Thomas Forman Ltd., Nottingham, England.
New York Central Steam Locomotive #999;
Rail transportation; Railroads; Steam locomotives; New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Columbian Exposition; World records; Speed records
The New York Central 999 steam locomotive and fuel car measure approximately sixteen feet tall, ten feet wide, and forty-eight feet long. The driving wheels are seven feet, two inches tall. The locomotive...
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...
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
1914 Model T Ford
Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Detroit, Michigan
A black, four-passenger, three-door car, with a black leather top, a two-piece folding windshield, and four black leather seats. On the exterior are two running boards, two headlights, one rear lantern-shaped...
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Stadiums; Athletics
200 E. Florida Ave., Champaign.
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
Washington Quarter, 1994
Coins; U.S. Mint; Mint mark
A left-facing profile with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST in tiny letters in front of Washington 19s image, and the date below. The Mint mark, D for Denver, appears on the right.
Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers;
Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...
Booklet, patriotic lyrics from the Civil War
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Child; Fiction; Songbook; Music; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930
Thin, softcover booklet of patriotic lyrics from the Civil War (1861-1865). Pink cover with picture of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Inner cover 38-star flag, back cover features eagle, shield, and flag. Lyrics...
U.S. Army artillery officer's tailcoat
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Coatee
This U.S. Army artillery officer's tailcoat was worn only on special occasions. It is made of dark blue wool with red wool trim on its standing collar, cuffs, tails, one side of the jacket opening and...
Centennial Parade, Bloomington, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Parades & processions; Entertainment; Floats (Parades)
A float travels down the street near the west side of the square. The crowds are watching the Centennial Parade, Bloomington, Illinois.
The gun that killed Lincoln
Derringer; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Arms & armament; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired this small derringer into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head, inflicting a mortal wound. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theater. The...
Rebel Works in front of Atlanta, No. 3
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Reproduction of a black and white photograph of the Rebel Works in front of Atlanta, No. 3. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville,...
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