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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...
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.
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,...
Water Vapor Turbine
Water; Turbines; Water vapor; Evaporation; A Century of Progress; World's Fair; Hydraulic turbines; Energy production; Power production
This water vapor turbine has two sets of horizontal spiral glass tubes connected by three straight vertical tubes and two glass globes. The small turbine is located in the top globe.
Palace of Fine Arts
Art; Artwork; Oil on canvas; Architecture; Buildings; Paintings; Impressionism; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois
An oil painting on canvas by Childe Hassam of the Palace of Fine Arts building at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The painting measures thirty-five inches by forty-one inches....
Orient Motor Buckboard
Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; World's Fair; St. Louis Exhibition; Patents; Waltham, Massachusetts
A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.
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...
John Luneen Souvenir Scrapbook
Postcards; Scrapbooks; Columbian Exposition; World's Fair; Ferris wheels; Souvenirs;
The John Luneen journal and souvenir scrapbook has forty-four pages. The front and back covers are covered with marbleized paper. The journal is filled with postcards, maps, and commercial fliers from...
Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5
Typewriters; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Stamford, Connecticut;
A portable manual typewriter (in original carrying case), 'Blickensderfer No. 5 Stamford Conn. U.S.A.' Ideal keyboard, with type-wheel, black keys with white letters. No. 58627.
Native American History through Images
Indians of North America; Painting; Indian reservations; World's Fair; Maps; Miller, Fred E. (1868-1936); Wounded Knee
Web site of Prof. Fred Hoxie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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