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Women of Kickapoo Nation
Kickapoo Nation; Women; Indian reservations; Kawkeasawkwa; Keepoakwa; Nubya Eshnoqua; Algonkian; Indians of North America; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Language; Kansas
Photograph of three women in the Kickapoo tribe, taken at the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas to document McLean County, Illinois, Kickapoo descendants. Names identifying the three women featured in the...
A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America; Vocabulary; Numbers; Colors; Animals
This is a 5-page document, "A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer on the Kickapoo Reservation, Brown County, Kansas, 1906, from information furnished by Bertha Weeweenas, Minnie Wawawsek (?),...
A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
Currency; Money; Colonial America; Paper money; British plantations
Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rwm3n/webdoc2.html
Assembly Memorial & Joint Resolution Relative to the United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada
Carson City, Nevada; U.S. Mint; Silver; Money; Coins
Pamphlet entitled Assembly memorial and joint resolution relative to the United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada. .
Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement;
Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...
Bedcovers; Bedcovering; Weaving; Coverlet
A large sunburst is positioned in the center of the coverlet on a lush field surrounded by a series of geometric and floral borders. All four sides have a wide floral border. Red, blue, green and undyed...
Graves Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard drake decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY CO". The decoy has a green head with a yellow-green beak, a white ring around the neck and a brown chest....
Print: Our Good Earth
Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946; Farmers; Farm life; Children; Childhood & youth
A print of a brawny farmer standing in a wheat field on a windy day, flanked by a young girl and boy and grasping three wheat stalks in his right hand. His head is turned toward his left. Two buildings...
Print: Loading Corn
Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Benton, Thomas H., 1889-1975; Corn; Harvesting; Carts & wagons
A print of two workers loading harvested corn onto a mule drawn wagon amidst five shocks of corn stalks, probably late afternoon. A stream is visible in the right foreground. More fields rise in the middle-ground...
Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ellison, Robert A., 1849-1942; Ducks; Hunting
This pintail drake decoy is painted in shades of brown, beige and black. The areas of attachment are visible, the head and two sections of body. The wood is cracked in a few places. There is a lead keel...
Graves Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Hunting; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard hen decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY". The body is painted various shades of brown with a dark patch on the wings. The head is turned back with...
Print: Landscape in Evening Light
Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; Butler, James D., 1945-; Farms; Cows; Cattle;
A print of a bird's-eye view of rolling farmland with a group of cows grazing near the foreground. Dimensions are 27" x 36".
Painting: Illinois Landscape #90
Painting; Landscape; Photo realism; Panorama; Gregor, Harold, 1929-
A painting of a panoramic view of gently rolling, rich farmland in early springtime. Hedgerows of trees along some field edges, clumps of trees at other places, farmhouse in background towards right end...
Painting: Illinois River
Painting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Krafft, Carl, 1884-1938; Riverboats
A painting of two riverboats on a wide expanse of river past bluffs rising from the far shore. Two tall trees rise up left of center on the near shore, where two figures leaning on a rail fence look out...
Painting: Coastal Sunset and Mountains
Painting; Seascape; Oil on canvas; Folk art; Krans, Olof, 1838-1916; Immigrants
A painting of a sun setting beyond a mountainous coastline with a number of boats hugging shore on right. Black and white birds perch on a group of large rocks extending into the picture from the left...
Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs
Painting; Landscape; Moehl, Karl J., 1925-; Acrylic on canvas; Farm life
A painting of a farmstead set along an unpaved road within a gently rolling landscape, all depicted in soft, muted tones of blue, green and grey. Dimensions are 30" x 50".
Perdew Fancy Duck Call
Ducks; Decoys; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Carving; Illinois River
A wooden duck call with carved decoration of three ducks (one hen and two drakes) in flight around the body. The initials DGB (Donald G. Beste) are carved in strong relief on one end. A light green plastic...
Painting: Corn with Pumpkin
Painting; Still-life; Oil on canvas; Montgomery, Alfred, 1857-1922; Corn
A painting with large ears of yellow corn spilling onto a wooden floor from a wooden barrel, a wooden box and patched gunny sack also contain corn. A large shovel rests on the open box. A pumpkin sits...
Painting: Lady in a Garden
American Impressionism; Painting; Oil on canvas; Palmer, Pauline, 1867-1938
A painting of a woman seated in a shaded part of a garden setting. She holds an Oriental parasol and wears a multi-color Oriental robe over a white gown. A table and another chair is beyond her. Dimensions...
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...
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