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Postcard of American troops, Paris, France
United States; Fourth of July celebrations; France; World War I; Red Cross;
Postcard of American troops parading in Paris on July 4, 1918. The color guard carrying an American flag has just made a left turn. Spectators are on the right side. This card is an American Red Cross...
Peeler; Food; Fruit; Mail order; Apples; Cookery; Kitchens; Gadgets;
Apple Peeler. All iron with a wooden handle. Has a springloaded cutting device and turn handle. Attached to wooden base. 15.75" long. Has no patent date or marks.
Equipment; Hand forged; Screwdriver; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Iron;
Hand made screwdriver with 5" oval handle. Painted black with a twisted head. 13" long.
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...
Suburban life; Lawn mowing; Mowing machines;
"Monta" mower. Long (48.25) inch wooden T-shaped handle attached to a metal cutting unit by one large bolt. Nine disk-shaped gears are mounted on a horizontal shaft and attached by two brackets, each with...
Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
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...
Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks;
Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...
Coal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light;
Wrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.
Sewing; Clothing & dress; Sewing machine; Economics; Singer; Technology; Women;
Black cast iron Singer brand sewing machine in an oak vaneered case with a lid and two drawers per side. Cast iron bracket legs and treadle. Leather drive belt on the drive wheel at the side.
Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois;
1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....
Flask, Powder; Revolutionary War; Hunting; Arms & armament; Military art & science;
Brown leather tear-drop shaped flask with a brass nozzle and powder measure built in. Spring-loaded lever opens the base, then the flask. Raised picture of a dog (a retriever) under a tree is on both sides...
Hair; Clothing & dress; Tortoise Shell; Women
Dark brown and gold streaked hair comb. Eight long teeth, ornately carved crest with pierced and carved dragon design which wraps around itself. Scroll-vine design around the edge.
Houses; Housework; Women; Bissel; Suburban life; Sweeping & dusting;
Wooden long handled carpet sweeper with wooden handle. Rotating brush system attached to a steel roller. Four wheels in rotating assembly. Marked: "Bissel's Grand Rapids Cycoball Bearing".
Typewriters; Women; Royal; Office workers;
Typewriter. Royal 10. Royal Typewriter, Co. New York, 1922. Black body trimmed in gold. Keyboard has 47 metal keys with white faces and black printing. The curved front of the carriage is printed with...
Typewriters; Women; Economics; Office workers;
Black Hammond typewriter on a wooden base. Missing wooden top section. Marked "Hammond Multiplex." See "Interpretation" for information on how the typewriter helped women enter the workforce in the United...
Patriotism; Celebrations; Fourth of July celebrations; Gifford, Illinois;
Patriotic ribbon in red, white, and blue. Bow at the top with one white, red, and blue streamer. Red streamer has the following inscription: "July 4th 1908, Daisy Hickman, Gifford, '08".
Illinois; Clothing & dress; Champaign County, Illinois; Photography; Childhood & youth; Education; Wright, Zay;
Partial glass plate negative. Picture of Zay Wright in the yard standing under a tree. She is dressed in a white ruffled mid-length dress. She's wearing white sandals with heels, stockings, and has a large...
Oil; Pioneers; Lamps; Lighting; Light; Labor; Mining; Whale; Coal;
Tin whale oil miner's lamp. Small cylindrical shaped whale oil lamp with a removable cap and a wick tube in the center. The bottom of the lamp has a sharp "v" shaped point which has been soldered on to...
Bedkey and Folding Bed
Bed, Folding; Log cabins; Bedkey; Pioneers; Settlers; Westward movement; Sleep tight!
Bedkey and folding rope bed
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